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Over a month on the bench and all of my leads have fell through. I'm a campus hire (started last fall) but still worried about my utilization. Any tips on how to expand my internal network even more?

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Be in the office. Never eat lunch alone.

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Being in the office serves no benefit for tech in this sense. For tech, call all the directors in your vertical/horizontal once a week and ask about pursuits (build rapport as well).

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1. Going to the office will not get you staffed 2. After your first project, you are responsible for your staffing 3. OP, reach out to the directors in your practice and similar practices and offer support for proposals, whitepapers, etc. They need to have your name fresh in their minds during the weekly staffing calls

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Yeah you better try harder and keep in touch with demand management and your RP. They say first year utilization doesn't matter but during the "round table" lack of utilization cost people their bonus...and for some their jobs.

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What kind of shitty leadership do other firms have? It's your partner's responsibility to make sure you are staffed...

What practice group are you? My group is at 100% utilization

K1 - I disagree. It's your own responsibility to get yourself staffed. You need to make partners, managers, etc aware of your skills & availability. You can't just wait around.

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What are the consequences for not hitting your utilization target?

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When do utilization rates reset at PwC?

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What is required to roll off a project at K?

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Snuck out of work. Turned off my phone. Just bought tickets for Avengers: Endgame. Fuck utilization

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Thoughts on the utilization spreadsheet?

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