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I’d like to have a 1:1 meeting with a partner, but not sure which questions to ask. Ultimately I’d like to get a perspective on ways to grow, how to pick an industry focus, and build my brand.

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You’re approaching it wrong - all of these questions are me centric and there’s no valid reason a partner would give up all these answers to you for free (or unless they have a strong inclination towards mentor ship to anyone). Rather ask them what’s worked for their growth, how they picked an industry focus, how they built their brand. Partners absolutely love talking and doubly love talking about themselves (male and female, minority or non minority). Exploit this character flaw of theirs, talk to multiple partners to gather multiple tactics and approaches to your questions and then craft an answer that’s true to your strengths and perspectives based on their feedback. Then pass it on to the next SC in the same boat

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Much appreciated! Thank you

Seems like you have the questions right there

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Depends which firm you work at. I'd say easily more than 50% of leadership at Accenture is willing to have career/mentor conversations.

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Do you have a relationship with any Ps? I’d start there. If you don’t, a random request to talk about these things is strange. I’d also target SMs-we have had to do this ourselves and can advise and perhaps you have more SMs you’d be comfortable asking?

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