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New-ish analyst currently on the bench. Any tips on how to network and find a good project that aligns to my skills? I go to events and reach out...what else can I do? What works for you?

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Get drunk until a deployment manager puts you on something

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Ask to work on BD and proposals. If you're looking for a specific type of project but are lacking skill set take some training. No better time to learn than when you're on the bench. :)

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yep, it's a first year analysts job to sell work. lol

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Get really good at PPT and offer to help with proposals. Cannot stress how important PPT is (sad but true).

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Use the local Job Jar - do a great job.... do not cruise at home or lock yourself in a telephone cubical doing CBTs

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Pucker your lips... those asses aren't going to kiss themselves

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Volunteering for (or ideally coming up with and leading) Practice Dev projects is good. You meet people that can staff you and establish a reputation.

Thanks I think I'm pretty decent at PPT. Just haven't found people to help with proposals yet

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