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Is it fine to mention the client name when asked about your latest project ? Or in any behavioural question?
Giving interview next week and need help in preparation.
This laid off thing is giving me more anxiety day by day. I have finally gathered strength to get back and started preparing again.
Any help is appreciated.

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No, obviously not wtf

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Bcg1- Okay a subtle reply would have been nice.
Anyway thanks 😊

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Generally speaking, no.

Just say industry and possibly size (e.g. "Global pharma company", "National bank with over $1T in assets", "Major national grocery chain")

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“Major American hamburger manufacturer”

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NO. ‘A Fortune 500 retail company wanted to expand globally. I helped create a project plan to setup a new router in their data center to enable this global expansion’ is more appropriate

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A new router?? I set up a new Linksys in my office last night. Can I put that on the resume?

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Mask the client- fortune 100/ global athletic manufacturer etc. but don’t reveal the name of the client

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Just remember. If you can’t keep your current clients confidential, Your potential new employer will assume (rightfully) that you will do the same for them. Sometimes they are also just fishing for info.

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Just say “when I worked at a large airline client, or led initiative x at a global telecommunications company”.

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You can't say the name, but things like:
- Mobile phone design company based in Cupertino
- Government Department with offices in the pentagon
- Large Software company from Redmond
- Online Retailer and IT company based in Seattle

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It's not kosher to be so specific that the client is readily identifiable. Just say you worked for a large tech company or whatever. You'll do much more damage to your brand by breaching client confidentiality than you could possibly gain through having worked on a project for Apple.

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Yes verbally, absolutely. I have had partners at EY ask for example if I have worked for Deutsche Bank or Morgan Stanley. Do it more verbally, don’t put it in the resume. You can say “top-tier” bank.

I wouldn’t do it verbally either. I believe EY has MS sign off to use external client credential so it’s okay when an EY interviewer brings this up as they might be trying to fill a role on one of the MS projects and wants to see if the interviewee has experience/ existing relationship with MS stakeholders. But OP’s client may not have approved Deloitte to use credential externally so I wouldn’t risk it

I actually was given recommendations from an MD to provide the list of clients I have been working on my resume. For instance, list all the banks I’ve worked on and managed. It also really depends on the nature of the project you have been working though. There’s firms who strictly don’t allow you mention your client name. But on a different setting, you can mention high level the industry and client profile, asset under management, nature of the project and revenues. I know firms like Deloitte and EY are not supposed to mention their client names (tbh, not sure why as it’s not that these guys are re-inventing the wheel 😜), but in the financial services world it’s okay to name a few client names..

I think for those projects that you have non-disclosure agreements it is best not to use the client name. Also it really comes down to the nature of the project. What did you solve for the clients? Is it smth that competitors can use against? Or is it a more broader problem like for instance: asset liability management, regulatory capital charges, credit risk modeling, impaired accounting, custom modeling, etc etc. Peer group banks for instance talk to each when they buy the same professional services or solutions from a ‘consulting’ firm. What you worked on behalf of the client translates into your skillset and consulting experience so ultimately you’re ‘selling’ that to your next employer. The recommendations I got from an executive at a firm was to be as specific as possible and list my portfolio of clients . You don’t necessarily have to be specific on the project you worked for those clients but listing them should be okay. But again, depends on the industry you’re trying to get into and your disclosure agreements.

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