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I have been on the bench for 3.5 weeks.. getting nervous here. Any thoughts?? I am in need of a project ASAP.

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I was on the bench 8 weeks. Started my role this Monday. Don't fret. Exhaust your network. Look outside of your DTE. Ask the MD in your home office for recommendations. Keep your CC closely involved with your efforts and concerns. Be sure to go into the office, do some of the job jar requests and email your TFS weekly of all the roles you have applied to, asked to be proposed to, interviews, etc. You must appear to be actively looking to get staffed.

I will provide a slightly contradicting view to some of the above comments about utilization not mattering as long as you have the right folks in corner. I do agree having the leadership support is critical however I will say that on one out of the three talent discussions I was on this year that chargeability targets were shared for each level and discussed for those who didn't hit the target (my counselee being one of those ppl) so it is looked at more closely in certain groups at least. Food for thought to keep in mind...good luck OP!

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^ savage.

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Dude...BD left and right!...keep yourself busy until December....then find a project in Jan...Do NOT stay home, I repeat Do NOT Stay home...go to the office everyday and talk to people, lunches, chit chat, etc...hustle like the baller you are

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Brush up that resume

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Guys, I hate to tell you this...but never take that advice "do not worry" because they person next to you is "worrying" and will network you out of what lil project there are left...so my best pirce of advice again is, do not stay home...go to the office and find out what project there are, make urself visible

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This is no time at all. It is a slower time in consulting, the election is making clients nervous and ACN NA is in the middle of a reorganization. With leadership changes Dec1. (Just saw the latest Julie Sweet video). I would not worry till January.

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A3 has wasted so much time "networking". Having someone to speak up for you in calls counts 10x more than a good utilization. I was benched 6 weeks because a SM wanted me on his project, had nothing to do with how good I am. Enjoy the time while you have it because you'll miss it once you're staffed

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Interested in an FS Business Analyst role traveling to DC? Gotta be east coast

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A5...you are contradicting yourself, being benched 6 weeks because an SM wants you is NOT the same as being benched without having a project...I am not saying everything wont be fine, but please do not advise people to just chill...chill smartly, network, talk, find a lead and THEN chill

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CMT 2 years!

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Me too A5

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Fair fair. At the end of the day we shouldn't be worried about that because it says more about the company than the individual. Praying to the consulting gods we don't go through that againπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Haha amen brotha!!

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Sistah**

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But yes :)

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Hahaha sistah! Hey dont make me feel like crap :(

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@A1. Ill def email you! @A5 &3. Any of you got any opportunities?

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And thanks!

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A9 - how much many months/years experience do you have?

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What alignment and how many years of experience?,

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