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Started recruiting process several months ago. Spent lots of time & energy w work to now have all my leads gone due to coronavirus except 1 company which I did final round with. Contd

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Dearest McKinsey and all of your company, Your post struck a cord. What an immense disappointment for you after a period of such hard work. It’s ok to feel down. Grab a beer, a glass of wine, a whiskey, and a Skype or call with friends and family. It’s good and human to vent. But, what opportunity ahead! YOU ARE ALIVE and building toward the peak of your powers! And more than ever, the world needs folks who care and are invested in others. YES! You have been given a reprieve to contemplate all of your motives and actions and words and thoughts up until this point. Do not waste it. Frankly, we are in a world of hurt, literally and metaphorically. You have an incredibly opportunity to be impactful and have been given the gift of time to think about how to do that. This reset will be painful but should be joyous. Look hard at yourself and the world around before committing to put your weight into a new arena. The world needs you; you have to decide where. I send out encouragement with every fiber of my slightly inebriated being for you to find your place and put all of your gravity behind your efforts. The world needs you. Reflect and attack. Love, Dr. Kearney

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Thank you for writing this note, Dr Kearney. The world needs people like you who uplift and encourage others. Thanks for making my day.

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Stay with McK. Great brand plus healthcare bro. Consider jumping in 3-4 months

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I am at a boutique but staffed. It’s pretty scary. I would only look at marquis names, such as FAANG in this climate. MBB is going to be more competitive.

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Such is life my friend, shit happens unfortunately. Hopefully you’ll be able to recharge with the WFH situation, and come back stronger. 👏🏻

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Thank you!!!

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Good luck to you...I’m in the same 🚣‍♀️ 😞

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+1 more to the boat

Just got rejected from Google today. Been already rejected from Facebook last week. I'm bummed too. Still trying to think about how lucky I am to have a job now, to be in good health, and have family members that are still healthy. Just think about 2-3 good things that are happening in your life right now. Hopefully that makes you feel better. 🤗

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I was also rejected by google a while back. Understand the struggle - and wish you the best. Thanks for the words of advice!

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Now it’s an excruciating waiting game. Feeling emotional & exhausted & hoping for the best. Any words of encouragement appreciated.

How desperately do you want to leave? Personally I’m in the mid-late stage for 2 companies. If these don’t work out, I’ll take a 1-2 month break to rest and hopefully coronavirus worries are gone

Thank you, you too! I understand...when a job is terrible you want out ASAP

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Things are changing quite rapidly - interviewed with a non-FAANG big tech on Tuesday and the person told me this is a mission critical role and there’s no way the search will pause during crisis... on Friday the recruiter emailed me saying that the company went into hiring freeze

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