Hey fishes - I got laid off from my FT job which in a way was a blessing, bc I’ve been wanting to go freelance for years. I’ve been interviewing like crazy since Nov., but nothing has stuck. How long did it take for you to get your first contract? Any tips for getting into the freelance life?
Has anyone moved to a city after receiving a job offer BUT before the background check clears? In this situation but scared to sign the lease before getting a start date, God forbid something we’re to happen to the BG check or significantly delay the start date due to COVID or some crazy reason.
Whomstever among you was responsible for putting Nick Offerman in a campaign for JB Weld... you deserve a raise
https://nextshark.com/jeremy-lin-coronavirus-g-league-basketball/ Odds of this G league player getting cancelled?
Anyone had a firm do a background check done using RAI? It’s been over a week and I haven’t heard anything. I’m surprised it’s taking this long because there’s nothing in my background that would raise any issues.
Anyone know how to tell if your employer is using this type of software? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/05/covid-coronavirus-work-home-office-surveillance
Anyone else in advisory out here in this 60k a year grind? 🤮😔 Just got told as a new campus hire im not eligible for a raise. Meanwhile the Consulting campus new hires are getting $4k
isn't it great when you meet all of your performance objectives and get a strong review but then the company gives you neither a bonus nor a raise
I am from public acctg and a Senior for 5 years. I’ve had this conversation on my promotion to Manager and was told I need another year. I feel demotivated and getting frustrated that they do not see me as someone who can be a Manager.
How do I prove to a non-developer boss that I'm a good developer? I'm underpaid but my last raise was a huge jump because I was an apprentice before so was making minimum wage. So I'm afraid to rush things, but I know my work is above average, just not sure how to demonstrate that (It's just me and one other guy on the dev team at my agency).
To all consultants out there: I am rather introvert and quite confcall - how did you learn to boost your confidence? Culturally I come from a region where self promotion is seen negatively. You always down-play.
Hi Friends, I need urgent help. Suppose in experience letter my designation is test specialist but in candidate form of EY I gave senior test specialist. Will it be problem? Actually after getting promotion I thought I became senior test specialist so gave senior test specialist in EY form. As next band is for senior people and I wrote as senior test specialist. But later I saw it was test specialist designation in my current company. Will that create problem in verification?
What's up with all of the Deloitte S&O layoffs? So far they have all claimed to be performance related, but there seems to be too many. Anyone know what's up?
Guy I was seeing dumped me when I tried to have the what are we doing convo, saying we are very different - mainly, I care too much about my career. I decided I hate these working hours and will quit consulting by end of the year. My job is all I had esp with covid killing all my hobbies. Going back to therapy next week bc life really sucks now....
Is it easy to go in other big4s right away after being laid off? Has anyone been laid off and then gotten into another big4?
If your firm has implemented a remote policy in light of COVID-19, please state it including city and whether it’s a mandatory policy or permissive.
Let's cool it with the layoff threads team. Consulting is up or out and the business model depends on 15-20% churn to work. Unless you're seeing 1 in 5 people quitting expect some firings every year
Who else finds uber tips coming in on a separate transaction insanely annoying for doing expense reports?
Do you add people on Linkedin immediately after you have connected with someone in the firm (via zoom meetings ofcourse) to give intros etc.... Does it look unprofessional? I meant you working for that firm and you are connecting with people internally to get a project etc.
Change the fucking meals Delta !!
I am in a product development role and I also am involved the sales of the product. Should I get certified scrum master or certified scrum product owner? Both? If none of the above or something else, please elaborate reasoning.
Coming from Big4, interviewing with a small, but successful software consulting startup. F500 clientele, solid portfolio. 20 people in the firm total. Nearly double pay plus equity and revenue sharing in a client management role. Promised a high degree of independence and trajectory for growth. Anything I should be wary of? Is this too good to be true?
What's your worst traveling route. Mine - Ord to Den then 2 n half hour drive to Wyoming. Mon-thurs :-(
Hi fellow USI 🐟 Did anyone recently apply for visa extension, how much time did Seyfarth took to complete the process and receiving the approval. End to end starting with initiation to approval.
Currently in financial services tax in PNW heavy compliance. I see Deloitte has tax controversy position opened up. Is tax controversy any better? Better growth opportunities? How about pay and WLB?
Does your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or other defining (lack of a better word) class impact your experience in practice? (Curious about good and bad experiences we can all learn from)
My husband thinks it’s not important to do too much planning for a child because we’ll have 9 months to figure it out. This terrifies me. What advice can you give me for engaging with him?
Parent 🐠, are your kids’ schools providing any relief on tuition? Ours said they will not be providing any so wanted to get a sense on what others are hearing.
Switching team internally competing with external candidates. was asking a promotion for next grade midpoint but was ok to accept >=50% hike which i told hiring manager before the process start itself which he said will consider if I'm the one selected. Attended 5 rounds-- 1 coding, 2 technical, 1 managerial, 1 hr. Now after 2 months telling me I'm the selected one, but offering me just 20% hike and same grade Any chance for negotiations? Any tips or guidance are appreciated. please help
I know junior associates feel the pain of being micromanaged and told exactly what to do all the time, but honestly, enjoy it while it lasts. It’s a whole new kind of pain when the partner ignores all your emails, never forwards you or copies you to keep you in the loop, never tells you what to do, and still gets mad at you when you are “behind”, or “get it wrong” or ask client/other side for something that partner got 3 weeks ago but never forwarded to you. 😂😭
Does anyone have recommendations for boutique consulting firms for small family businesses? My mother started her own business 20 years ago and is primed to grow but is reaching the point where she needs external help with setting strategies and goals
Heading home from a fun agility lesson 😊😊
Joined an ongoing project recently and got assigned some tasks by the client but the tasks are not clear. I’ve tried to get some clarifications but clarifications are causing more confusion at my end and I’m getting frustrated and stressed. If I don’t execute what they’re asking I think they’ll propose I be taken out of the project and I don’t think that will reflect well on me. What should I do?
The "💯 The Best" under Fishbowl's Explore Topics is eye opening - we've collectively asked about a million questions about best/worst everything.
What are the top consulting firms in London?
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.