So I’m about to start a job with a new company soon, but a recruiter from one of the Big 4 just reached out to me about an opening. Should I proceed with interviewing, etc even though I haven’t cont..
If you're looking to transfer to another office location how do you communicate that? Do you start applying for the jobs first or do you talk to leadership in your current role first?
Interviewing for a consultant role in the biotech&pharma sector at PA. Can anyone share what the interview process was like? PA Consulting
What's the best way to signal to recruiters that you're looking around, other than directly applying to positions?
Interviewing with some companies - despite great feedback at interviews, they are all trying to slot me in at an independent contributor level or an level lower than my current. Feeling frustrated - male colleagues are getting lateral positions or a level above current. Need I mention I am also up for promotion at current firm. Has anyone experienced this? Is this bias or just a symptom of the Covid economy?
How would you go about telling a company you don’t want to do anymore interviews? I was originally told probably two or three, then “one last one”, and now “potentially two more”. In each interview, they talk like I have the role and keep asking how much notice I would need to give as if they’re in a rush to get me in, but then schedule another round of interviews. Honestly the interviews seem more like meet and greets. Cont.
Fed Tax staff 1yr exp and no specialty. Want to do nonprofit tax but not sure I want to stay with my current firm. Should I try to make the jump here and switch later or start applying to other firms?
Would love your help negotiating an offer! I’m a manager with 4.5 YOE (promoted early), interviewed with a startup for a manager role, offer came back for associate role (associate role is entry level and requires 3-5 YOE, manager requires 6-8 YOE) at a 10% pay increase with EOM start date. I’m due to fully vest AND receive a bonus from my current firm in April and have not yet brought this up to the recruiter. Should I be concerned about a title cut / how should I handle April convo? Thanks!
Applying for jobs and seeing that depression and anxiety is listed as a disability. I’ve been diagnosed for depression/anxiety for 5 years, I take pills and it is not a significant stopper in my life. Should I be marking that I do have a disability? What are the pros/cons from a hiring perspective (I know they say it doesn’t matter but I don’t trust people)
What's a reasonable amount of time to ask for before accepting a written offer at one agency while having additional interviews scheduled for another?
Fish fam. Can you share tips to manage the pre-interview anxieties? After you have prepped and prepared what are some tips to go in energetic, positive, adaptable and release control over the outcome?
How do you broach work life balance in an interview without coming off lazy or not a team player? I have a final interview with a firm and I want to gauge how people treat each other. I really want to set up the expectation that I will work so hard, but I’m not going to consistently sacrifice my personal well-being...maybe once a quarter
Has anyone looked at/interviewed for/done the rotational program at Bristol Myers Squibb?
Had a final round at BCG last Friday. After the interviews they said that the would release results today. Then I got an email today saying they will only give the results on the next Friday. What could have happened?? I also know some people how interviewed on the same day as mine and got a rejection email today.
Anyone hear further for Havas's internship application? Was suppose to "receive more info for an interview call from the creative team early this week" and poof nada
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Folks who interview for their firm as well - What are the top 3 things you look for in a prospective candidate?
Enjoy this love fest Cuomo GMA interview by Amy Robach, praising his COVID response. At the end, her co-anchor goes, “You ask the tough questions.”
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
My younger brother who is 18 years old thinks he knows everything and refuses to self-quarantine. He is still in high school and all of his friends are taking their time off as an opportunity to hang
Any reccs for a good book or resource to start learning about financial planning? (Retirement savings plans, investing, etc)
My (white) manager consistently gives me feedback that I’m “very literal” when doing assignments. She asks for something, I do what her directions say, and she tells me “oh you took that very literally. You’re very literal.” Obviously consulting is subjective and we’ve all had managers give vague directions leading to multiple iterations of work, but at what point do I push back? I’ve also noticed her say this about several black colleagues including clients and the senior mgr on the project.
Have any of you quit to take a break - 3 month or a 6 month sabbatical to pursue other interests or just to clear your head and figure out what’s next. How easy was it to find a job after the break and how did you manage your health insurance? Any other things to keep in mind when considering a sabbatical beyond money?
Anyone from McKinsey willing to share an estimate for 5 year compensation progression from Associate? Assuming that you don’t get counseled to leave
Do all big 4 and larger mid size firms have PIP? How long do they usually last, and does anyone get fired for purely performance reasons without being put on a formal PIP?
Data/Cybersecurity attorneys? What does your day-to-day look like? Any comparison to litigation? I’m seeing a lot of job openings for these roles.
Any intel on Boston Consulting Group exec assistant total compensation? Glassdoor says it maxes out at 84k.
What can I do to stay on top of culture and know the common man better? In lockdown and in habits to pay off in 5, 10,15 years
I am looking to gain certification or other credentialing in diversity and inclusion, not only because it would look good on my resume both for future job-search purposes and also to become better educated in this area, which is growing in importance. I looked at SHRM's "Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential" and got a bit of "sticker shock" at the cost - $1,655.00 for members. Does anyone have other suggestions on training/credentialing in this area?
4 years at Accenture were stressful, left to go to Deloitte for $22k salary bump and hope for better culture, then COVID layoff happened. If I try returning to Accenture, which is the best division to try returning to (with generic consulting skills) and why? Not looking for "division spirit/pride," looking for insight into which divisions have better pay/culture/WLB/etc. (constructive replies only please, I realize I sound like a 🤡)
Doing some dead boring shit. But working with a great senior manager who promises to pull me up if I stick. But counsellor advises to roll off and find something aligned to me. Opinion? I'm jus staff1
Biglaw corporate (m&a, vc, cm) lawyers (especially midlevels+)! Do any of you work out regularly? What is your work out schedule? What type of exercises? How many hours do you bill b4 you drop it?
For benchmarking I think it’d be helpful for all on here to see starting comp. (undergrad or MBA) at top consulting firms: Firm: Base salary: Total possible per. bonus: Profit share: 401K:
Final interview coming up for EY SC position. I’m absolutely freaking out about the case and technical interview. I’ve never been good with case interviews and they stress me out. Any tips, suggestions, or pointers?
Suggestions on an intro book to personal finance/investing? 25 y/o with no interest in actively managing a portfolio but want to set myself up for long-term financial freedom
I have about 40k in traditional 401k at Meryl from my previous big4 employer. This is the first time ever changing jobs and I feel totally confused with what to do with the 401k. Any advice please? Amazon has fidelity and It alllws rollover old 401k into a rollover ira. Is it work keeping as is , or rollover into ira(Roth/traditional) at Meryl or move to fidelity.
Tips for lateral negotiation? Does the recruiter typically do it for you or are you expected to negotiate on your own. Not trying to negotiate salary (market) but other things.
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