About to start my first PM job! Any tips to be prepared and ramp up quickly? Books to read, courses to take, etc.. any tips are appreciated! Currently in ops consulting. No tech background.
Friday thoughts on Strengths vs weaknesses: I have been told that I am solid in quant, but need development on the creative side of things - brainstorming, strategic frameworks, maybe even writing. If this situation can be improved, what should I do? books or videos or exercises? This doesn't seem easy to tackle at all... If this just reflects how I am like, does it mean I'm not fit for consulting in the longer haul (looking at SC, PM max)? Or perhaps I should focus on DD type of consulting?
Does anyone have recommendations for thought leaders/influencers in the M&A space? Looking for blogs, books, YouTube videos? Not currently in the space, trying to learn more as I’m thinking about a pivot after a few years in consulting/startups
Hi ladies! Question for you all: do you have any tools/books that you recommend for career planning? Now that we are in QT and not traveling I would like to sit down and try to get more focus and clarity on what I want out of my career and beyond. Prior to consulting, I was involved in non-profits, professional development networks, etc. and that has dwindled due to the adjustment in consulting and would like start developing myself that way. Any recommendations? TIA.
Anyone have a consulting services sales training they recommend taking? Or books to read?
Hi 🐠- I have a data analytic background, and am joining a consulting firm’s fraud group. I don’t know much about accounting - any books/good sources to brush up on to get some general knowledge?
You mentioned ATK being a leader in Ops Consulting. What books / white papers / magazines can one read to build such competency (for a newcomer) or to refresh one's know how (a vet in the space)? Tks!
Hi, I am going through a few books on consulting and one thing which seems to be given a lot of importance is market sizing. What is the importance of this? It seems to me that unless it is a new product; existing competitors, long term contracts, monopolies etc would make this result unreliable at best and misleading. Can someone help me understand this?
I am starting a new role with a new company and will have 6 direct reports. Although I have managed teams before in a consulting project setting, this will be the first time in industry. Any recommendations on how to sharpen my management skills (books, blogs, etc). Particularly looking at how to delegate effectively and practical examples on how to run day to day.
Top 10 books to read about consulting life ?
Looking for some material for a crash course in IT strategy consulting - books article etc. any recommendations would be appreciated
Suggestions for books, apps, etc to help think thru career change? Something that helps put a framework around finding something that fits your strengths, suggestions on what to consider, etc? Feeling lost even thinking what jobs to consider aside from corporate strategy and that is so not creative for someone in consulting! Suggestions on resources?
Notice there are so many people with debate experience in consulting. Kinda impressed. Any highly recommended books related to debate or communication in general?
Does anyone know where to get some of top consulting books used or low cost (physical copies)? Stuff like the 4S method, pyramid principle and McKinsey way comes to mind, but would like to get copies at a lower cost if possible.
I'm happier and fulfilled when I travel. I go to the gym, read books on my flights, eat well especially breakfast, and enjoy working from home on Fridays. Keep travel projects coming consulting&EY God
Hi, would anyone be available to critique my resume? Also, I want to get out of consulting, but an absolutely horrible at selling myself because I don’t think I’ve done anything in my 3 years here. Does anyone have any good books that may help me with this?
Anyone on here in organizational psychology consulting? I’ve been reading a lot of books in IO Psych. and would love to transition to that field. Currently in ERP consulting. If you could share how you got started and any advice for someone looking to go in that field (degrees/experiences/etc).
PwC... Anyone have a friend or SO that works in HR and might know what salary is for a senior associate recruiter???
Want to have a child and get an MBA in the next five years. Any ideas on which I should do first? I hear it can be handy to be pregnant during school to minimize time out of the workforce. I'm 30 :)
Big 4 -> slalom. Do I have to tell my current employer where I'm exiting to? Legally do they consider Slalom as a competitor, even though they are smaller? Cont'd
What is the policy at your firme for " side busines"? I have a close friend who wants my help in dealing with a transaction ( basically helping him with drafting the documents) with a big investment fund. He has no money to pay me but offered some equity if the business go forward. The firm would not take him as a client because he could not pay the fees. The fund is not a client at the firm ( but has size to become one). I want to play fair with my firm but also do not miss the opportunity.
Hey my ADHD peeps, serious question. I was diagnosed in my early 40s which explains A LOT of my life's failures (i.e. changing college majors, multiple job changes/getting fired, bad with time management). None of that pales in comparison than getting divorced. Is it worth it to reach out to my ex to let him know what I learned? I don't want to get back with him. We are complete opposites and I think that telling him can possibly provide solace for both of us. Thoughts?
Does anyone have any books recommendations on personal or career development? Anything that helped shaped you for a leadership position down the line? Thanks!
Thinking about joining tech. 🐠 What are the non-FAANG companies do you see the highest potential (thinking that joining FAANG today probably doesn’t provide that much upside)? From a preference standpoint, most interested in fin tech and health tech. But trying to solve for RSU potential above all
If I did an internship, should I remove it on LinkedIn to help recruiters? Because if recruiters just look at YOE, would they screen me out when looking at my dates being 1yr too long for my title?
I currently work in a hybrid sales/marketing role. However, I would love more experience in marketing specifically so I can move in to a marketing specific role. Does anyone have a suggestion of books or articles, podcasts, organizations to follow that will allow me to stay up to date on the latest trends but also help prepare for a marketing centric role? Thank you
WFH fish, how do you consume information during the day. I relied on info from my network in-person but now that I’m at home, I’ve found it hard to keep up with the what’s going on. Any advice?
Just got a 5% raise(not a flex). Do I put it straight into my 401k and get a little match (not too great but still something) or keep it liquid and save it for a house? I want to get into a house in the next year but only put 10% into retirement currently.
Getting a text message from your client at 1am and freaking out bc you think there's an emergency... Turns out he just wants to say hi.....#femaleproblems
Anyone have any good WA-based PR firm recommendations with health care experience? Looking for strong community engagement chops.
If I have a valid H1B stamp and am carrying my I-797 with me, do I need any other documents to enter the US back from India?
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