Doing some career planning and wanted some advice. I have 4 years for project management experience in production and I just started PMing at an ad agency.
1.How long should I stay in this position before making my next move?
2. What should my next move be?! (Stay in the company and try to scale up or move on.)
3. Would getting my PMP at this point be helpful?
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Hi my IBM sharks 👋🏻
Has anyone being on bench received automated mails from RoBoT_System@xxx.mail.ibm.com and been told something like this-
"This is in continuation of the multiple e-mails on the subject, right since you were 45 days away from your last assignment closure date. We expect that you understand your personal responsibility to get assigned to a relevant project within IBM, and also expect that you take steps to achieve the same"
Is this something to be worried about?
How can I work from Asia remotely for a couple months but be based out of US? I currently work for Accenture and I work with lots of people from different time zones both contractors and employees on my project. I’m willing to seek other firms that may give me flexibility on working and living in Asia for few months so I can be near my family and then come back.
I’m thinking about applying at WTW for a Senior Account Manager role in the Chicago office. How do referrals work at WTW? Also, I have 4 years of experience in group captive insurance programs as well as most ancillary lines on the broker side. Does anyone else have group captive experience and could provide some advice on best companies to move to where I can use that expertise? I want to move to a larger company since I’m at a small place with not much room for growth currently.
Insurance defense attorney here. Has anyone had difficulties receiving the films from providers? Usually when we process the authorizations we only get the reports without the actually films. The providers always make it difficult to get the cds. Thank you.
Received offer from UBS at last moment. I have just 1 week to decide. Offer is same. Please help to decide
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My remit quadrupled+ in a recent re-org with no increase in pay/promotion, my new director is new to the company and was zero help, and I was passed over for recent promotion during the comp cycle. The new director essentially began shutting me down any time I ask for clarity in my career progression. Now they have taken credit for the project I’ve been building over the past year+ without giving me props whatsoever to higher ups. What is the best plan of action here?
Found out I’m being paid less than average for my role even though I was hired on as a senior project coordinator and later on “promoted” to a business analyst with no bump in pay. I am a contractor through an agency which I’m aware that plays a part in my take salary.
After talking to various colleagues who’ve been laid off or still working at the company they ALL make more than me. Two out of the three were hired in Jr roles one making 50 an hr and the other making 45. How to approach this?
Hello! My product management cohort team is conducting another user survey to further understand the pain points and challenges of collaborative virtual teams. If you manage a virtual team (people manager, project manager, product manager, lead, etc.), we would love to hear from you. Please see below for a link to the survey. Thanks!
I got an offer of MERN developer - 12 lpa. But i have joined lti 6 months ago as trainee. I got a support work in current project. Should i switch or remain here?
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I work as a salaried employee for a large holding company under a team dedicated to one client. I have been here just under two years. I never work. Like NEVER to the point that it’s become a bit of a joke. If I do, it is maybe 5 min a day. When I do actually work, it is very, very busy and it feels like 3 weeks of work stuffed into two days. However, the rest of the time I am free as can be. Does anyone else’s agency work like this? I really love it to be honest.
Does your firm still give origination credit to the partner, if the client called the firm for help and that partner signs up the client?
The Client, after having made your team work long hours this week because they wanted to review the work Friday morning:
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Maybe some perspective might be of use to me. I’m transitioning out of the service and I’ve positioned myself decently to be competitive in the market. I’ve got two offers from great companies. Biotech and Healthcare, both on the Human Capital Team as an Employee Relations Consultant. I have a graduate degree pursuing a Doctorate, LSSBB, ScrumMaster, SPHR, and PMI-ACP certified. I know this is personal and dependent, but what should I be considering as a commensurate salary?
Growth with Google Project Management Certificate: any one done this? Think it would be worth my while? Can’t take the PMP Exam without actual experience
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Had the weirdest interview ever. 10 min tech interview with no qns. 35 mins HR interview and collected all my docs and then ghosted me. On contacting they said no with no feedback.
Like what weird sort of company is that.
What is something your government could implement to make your work easier/more productive?
How much and when is the hike at Siemens Technology and Services Private Limited?Siemens
New here. Trying to figure this app out. Here’s a pic for likes to DM. Loving this community so far!
Laid off job seeker! Let go from well known late stage startup. Sales Development Manager, and would like to continue in the XDR/sales leadership route.
7+ years in tech sales, 4 in high tech SaaS, 3 years of management experience overall, was at Adobe prior to latest company, starting as a strategic enterprise IC, then as a GTM Program Manager for the BDR organization. 2 years prior before that in AE management. Denver Based, open to remote!
Is there a right place to list undergraduate job experiences? I know work experience isn't right, but activities doesn't feel right either. Asking because working was a huge part of my undergrad (multiple jobs totaling ~25 hours/ week) I feel like leaving that out is a big gap in my story.
For those with admits and planning to matriculate next fall, how are you planning to adjust things like Roth IRA/HSA/401ks for upcoming paychecks until you quit?
Hello CT, I was just concerned as to whether starting another business would be possible while working with CT. as an sleeping partner.
I completed dig BGV 15 days ago and Prejoining few days back .i did not get any response .HR said you will get mail confirming BGC has started .Can any body tell me what exactly is procedure for BGC.I have around 50 days left .
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Moms of older (8+ kids). My son is in on a “select” team sport (that he is very good at and he always is smiling when he plays) — but getting him out the door is so painful... WWYD
Any firms out there still hiring strategy consultants? I’m thinking about making a move in the new year and curious to know what’s out there. Also curious to get any perspectives on whether now is a good time to move.
Thanks in advance!
Annnnddd.... I’ll just leave this here
Anyone on here that knows a good accountant that could advice on all things freelance, setting up Ltd etc? All tips are appreciated. Thank you!
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I really hate when people give feedback that basically drives people to talk just to talk.
If the industry is new to me, I would do the following to participate:
1. Ask smart, clarifying questions (make sure not to derail the discussion)
2. Help facilitate the meeting by taking notes or synthesizing next steps. That feels very administrative but it’s a way to learn and participate in a productive way. You can even help drive virtual whiteboarding by screen sharing and typing out all the ideas provided and organizing them to try to drive decisions on how to move forward
Dogs bark and show their teeth all of the time. Wolves listen and only show their teeth when necessary.
Of course, you have teeth too. Now, is the person who shared this feedback with you sure they want to see them? 😉
I struggled with this for years. Then I stopped giving a sh*t. Now after 10 years in consulting I think you should listen, paraphrase a good idea and ask if that’s what is the final version. This makes you look smart and people associate that idea to you. Asking smart questions- poking holes in a hypothesis or commenting how it will work also works. Don’t just take notes then consultants will diss you, make your voice heard. You are brought to the table as a brain so use it and be vocal.
No matter what level you are, your voice matters. If you listen closely, some higher up people blabber about nothing. Some say fancy words that articulate little substance.
Say exactly what’s on your mind to the topic. Your input is as important as there’s, if not more because your level is probably doing the granular work, where you can catch things that manager level and up people wouldn’t.
You can quickly disarm the talkers by casually mentioning, “Sure, we can chat about accelerating business value by promoting cross-functional synergies across the value chain to drive stakeholder engagement. Or we can act like emotionally mature professionals, which we are, and speak to one another clearly. Now which would folks prefer?”
It’s like a little magic trick to show when playtime is over and hey, here we are.
Do they want you to talk just to talk, or have actual ideas? Also are you a thinker who needs some time to absorb or can you start commenting right away? We’re not all talkers. Some of us need to ponder so we can give good input.
I really appreciate you asking this question — I can relate, even if it’s never been explicitly vocalized to me. And, fwiw, I’d appreciate having a boss who would actually be that direct and candid (though, it would’ve been helpful for them to give you some guidance).
And I appreciate all the thoughtful responses — some genuinely great tips on here.
At a previous company (F500) we had a senior member that told junior staff, “seats are valuable - If you’re going to sit at the table you need to contribute. This is not a free education for you.” Basically, no comments or questions and she would kick you out of the project meeting series. Myself and a friend would brainstorm questions before the meetings so we could keep our invites.
Unless it’s a meeting where you’re really getting something out of it including exposure, I would be happy to not have to attend most meetings I’m invited to
Take small steps. Listen intensely and came up with one good question or insight to ask or share.
Good advice above. People will recognize you as someone of substance when you offer thoughtful questions and opinions.
You start out as a tool but get noticed, then someone coaches you and you become valuable. Just because you spoke up!
I’ve seen some successful people talk endlessly in meetings saying absolutely nothing of substance. And everyone is “bought in” (to what????) and says great input and we move on.
I don’t speak up as much because I’m not comfortable saying meaningless things in meetings but I honestly think this hurts me.
Just part of business I guess