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Networking faux pas? Friend in a diff industry applying for a job. The director of the group is an alum of my college (tiny school, this is rare). Can I cold email them asking to connect w friend?

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What are alumni networks for if not for this

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Ooooo this is the most obvious thing hahah. I’m gonna go for it and leave his name off the initial message in case the director doesn’t respond so it doesn’t hurt his chances.

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Signs when you interviewed and didn't get the job...?

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Did anyone here get an HBS interview invite today? #anxious

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Is it ok to have an interview cheat sheet when doing phone interview ? (Morally)

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Anyone took up to a year off from work and then went back to consulting? How did interviews go re: how the time was spent if it was time off related to family? Fyi not that I had a kid; other reasons

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So I will find out if I'm promoted to senior in July Should I start interviewing for a senior at another firm and negotiate a start date in August so I can jump as soon as I find out promo in July ☺

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Has anyone used expert interview agencies for personal research? They are offering some free interviews for proposals. Would it be wrong to take advantage of these free ones for personal research?

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Got turned away from my dream job after interviewing there for the 3rd time. I always make it to the final round, but always get beat out by another candidate. Feeling major "not good enough" feels

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Has anyone done a PCNA assessment before for a job interview? Pretty much I ace this, the job is mine. Stressing because I’ve never done one before 😰

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Has anyone ever been through the “hack” phase of interviewing with Facebook and have sage advice?

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On docustyle/case study/unscripted pieces do you prefer to do interviews with on screen talent or do you let your director?

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Thoughts on the importance of thank you emails after interviews?

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Case interview performance is a terrible predictor of job performance. Can I get an amen?

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I feel bad admitting this because of the state of the world, but I had a great summer. After years of working in toxic environments with terrible people, getting laid off and having time to myself again was amazing. I finished personal projects. I got sleep. I read doorstop books that needed more attention than subway reading. And now freelance work is picking up (and I don’t hate it.) I even got Covid but only had mild symptoms. Banner summer for sure.

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Don’t fly aa. If you have status you can do status match on other airlines. American Airlines is cancelled or delayed 9 straight times out of lga now

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About to potentially take on a stretch role (in industry). Very worried that I won’t be able to perform. I have 5 years of experience since undergrad. Will be first time having direct reports (cont.)

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New to consulting and trying to be strategic about where I start collecting points to make it count. Looking to use points for intl and domestic travel (Flights/Hotel/Other). Tips?

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Terrible at time compliance ... an I going to get fired?

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