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If you were on the bench for a while with nothing on your plate, would you volunteer for an RFP in your practice but in an area you have zero interest in? RFP is for an ERP implementation

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No. RFP work will not save you from a lay-off. Wait it out for RFP or client work in your desired area. ERP is desperate for people because everyone is trying to leave it since it’s boring and has limited exit opps, and if you do RFP work there, leadership will pressure you into client work there, pigeonholing you in that area for years.

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Yup exactly.

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Doing the RFP doesn’t necessarily mean you have to do the work but being a team player to help get work for your team is important, especially if you aren’t doing anything else atm.

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Good point. Thanks!

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Always volunteer...especially if you’re on the bench. Shows that you’re willing to learn new things and take on less interesting tasks and build your skill set. Also, you’d be adding some value as opposed to being out of sight and out of mind. More likely for partners to staff you on something if they know that you’re actually visible

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Whereas my interest and experience is in Op model work (service delivery model, org transformations, target Op model, etc.)

Nah I’d just stay on the bench and get laid off

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Yes, not a good time to be on bench. Try as many firm initiatives as possible.

Practice yes; if it was a general RFP help request that was email blasted I would ignore.

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