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Just got laid off this morning. How is the freelance market now fishes?

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Like a dry lakebed.

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Everyone I know who got laid off is going into Pharma. It’s not ideal by any means, but it’s hiring and if you have bills to pay, might be your best option to hold you down for a little while

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Saturated. Sorry. But true. Work your connections though and something will hit. Sorry you got laid off.

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I'm sorry. It's picking up for sure.

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Thanks for saying that. I hope you’re right. 👆🏼

Welcome to the club.

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It’s dead for freelancing at a holding company owned shop.

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It’s dead for everyone. But I’m happy I’m not on staff bailing water....Currently, I’m spending time w my kids and hiking the Appalachian trail (in sections). Because realistically there is no work. Do something you love, get food stamps, work on your yoga stretches, make a quiche, beat marble madness, hopefully you’re not on cobra... write that manuscript..... bake a no bake chocolate cake....Apply for some jobs here and there so your unemployment keeps up. the work will pick up soon. but as soon as your mind goes into the woe is me, I sucks, turn it to something positive. Get a zero percent interest card and or a loan through your bank, if you have severance pay outs you’re technically still employed...oh and worse case borrow against your 401k, no penalty right now....Part of freelance is managing the terror.

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This is a great post CD1.”on staff bailing water” is very accurate description of the remainers. And this is a unique time in history, soon enough we will back on the hamster wheel.

Agency?

Care to disclose?

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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

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If you've recently been laid off or furloughed and we've worked together in the past or I know you personally, don't hesitate to get in touch and let me know so I feel better knowing I’m employed and you’re not - Can I put you in touch with sleazy recruiters? - Can I write a LinkedIn recommendation for you since those help land high paying jobs? I copied this post from a connection, and I encourage others to copy it from me. You are in this alone.

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Would you choose an investment job at a private, partner-owned long only fund where you’re guaranteed to never lose your job& can be a multimillionaire; or at a very top L/S HF where the bottom performers are fired each year, but you could make multimillions in a good year? Another related q, would you forego the offer at the first place to potentially get the offer at the second place, knowing it’s very competitive? Assume you’re target background, at another top fund, good work ethics

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Hey guys I also got laid off at D. 1 year experience as a BTA>S&A>CCG. Would anybody mind helping a mate out with any referrals? Would love to discuss over DM. Appreciate your help, thank you so much!

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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?

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Somewhat of a recent hire - how hard is it to transfer into a different practice in consulting? Will I get fired for asking?

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For those who have been laid off - have any of you thought or actively tried to pivot into a new career/field?

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📊 Poll: If you sense you're going to get fired soon, should you just quit?

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Deloitte had an impact on me and several colleagues that they laid off #impactday #impactwhatmatters

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Today’s headline: 3.9% unemployment. Meanwhile on fishbowl, 5+ posts about people getting laid off in the last 24 hours. What’s going on?

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Been laid off for sometime now, I'm worried about getting a job in this market now especially with all the pandemic surrounding us.

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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?

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Heard there were some layoffs at Link 9, anyone got the deets?

I hate that I can’t just enjoy a quiet period instead of feeling like it means I’m about to get laid off

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Saturday marked 14 years since I was fired and started my own agency. Getting fired did not break me then and this pandemic is not going to break me now. Stick with it, everyone.

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ACN is doing a lot of hiring. Why are people saying they will do layoffs.

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Finally got my YE! Was hoping to at least get a 3 after hearing about all the layoffs and the 4's going around. Got a 2 and I am EXTREMELY relieved! 🙌🏻🎉 Now I can really start my weekend! 😎🍾

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Because of layoffs, I have a new boss for the 4th time in 4 years. My new boss prefers to write new lines as opposed to giving me feedback on what I’ve written. What’s the best way to approach?

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Tips for negotiating a severance package?

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?

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Really want to stay WFH for longer, it’s really worked out well for me. Any ideas what companies could be WFH long term ?

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Been offered a job in-house. For a tech brand. Could go from a MW salary to an ACD salary overnight. Marketers are all ex-agency, have big ambitions for the work. They have brand partners so briefs wouldn’t all be for 1 brand. Is it worth it this early on in my career? I’d also get stock options on top of huge salary increase.

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Hello fishies! Curious to know everyone’s experience with networking during a transition. When chatting with someone who is trying to pivot into a new role, do you find that they often withhold saying anything negative or potential conflicts/challenges about the team dynamic or role itself. Do you find yourself doing this? If so, why? It seems like only benefits the employer and keeps employees in a perpetual state of discomfort. Thanks

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Currently work at AWS in Business Intelligence and am looking to transfer into Product Management. Looking at MBB eventually. In my experience, most people from MBB have FAANG as their exit op. Why?

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Hi Guys I got an interview call from TCS for Big Data developer role(yoe-3.5). Anyone who got recently interviewed with tcs,can you please share the interview process and how many rounds will be there. Thanks

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What is the virtual interview attire for a tech position at a bank (Morgan Stanley, Goldman, etc.)?

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If I leave my current company and join Deloitte, will they be willing to wait 5 months so that I don’t have to give back my signing bonus?

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Client and team often compliment me for my awesome work ethic because I'm always last to leave. I'm actually just fighting depression and use work as a way to avoid going home ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Could someone summarize the mapping of MBB role to level at Google they exit to (and comp at each)?

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Anyone heard of bridgebio or know anything about the culture? Company mission and goals sound cool, but curious if anyone has an inside scoop

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FSO Risk Advisory @EY. Someone that can shine some light on culture in SF/LA offices for this practice? Maybe some of the non-SOX risk management projects/clients? Process & controls role..

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Can anyone shine light on what Client Strategy / Account Management roles pay? 3 years of experience, NYC, startups

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General thoughts on switching from consulting to a pre sales solution consultant role at a SAAS tech company? Has anyone here done that? Tired of being sooo in the details in consulting.

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Moved here in March with my SO (she’s from here) just before Covid hit and never had a chance to socialize outside of her group of friends. Anyone in a similar situation? Ppl seem very cautious still.

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I left EY cyber consulting 2 months ago for a boutique consulting firm. I have realized it was a bad move and now want fo go back. If I reach out to my partner/leadership and start the process , I have couple of questions : 1. There was not much difference between my new pay and what EY would pay after October . Should I ask for hike on that pay ? 2. Since cyber is still hot , should I ask for joining bonus . I wonder if they will pay since I want to go back.

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ghSMART - what's your day to day like as a Principal? Where did you come from? Why did you take the job over others? What's your career trajectory? What is the compensation structure?

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Hey i joined today as analyst in risk & financial analyst & tomorrow is new hiring orientation. They have divided us into teams. Can anyone tell what will happen?

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Hi All, has anyone gone through any case study pattern of interview? Where you are given a case study and then an interview? Like 4 hours total time. Thanks.

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Looking for base salary ranges for EY Tax Senior Manager for Cleveland OH area in the technology group. Have ~8 years of MGMT experience and ~14 years of software/engineering experience.

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