{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Until you are senior enough for work won on proposals to count towards your sales - what benefits do you get by doing proposals? Exposure, networking, potential staffing, am I missing anything?", "post_id": "5732f49f0a4cea0e00aeb045", "reply_count": 5, "vote_count": 0, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }

Until you are senior enough for work won on proposals to count towards your sales - what benefits do you get by doing proposals? Exposure, networking, potential staffing, am I missing anything?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

I think you answered your own question! All The things you mentioned


Experience and understanding the money and sell side and seeing how much of a pain in the ass it is fighting for each hour people gobble up on the engagement.


^Now, I kick ass at drafting pre-engagement project plans and budgets for proposals. Part of it is the control factor; I'm in the weeds with my seniors and associates, I hate when a budget doesn't reflect the little things we have to do.


At least in my practice you will not get promoted to manager until you've shown you can run a proposal effort not just participate in one

Demonstrate your ability to understand and being able to articulate what your team does. Like anything else you are learning, selling is a skill you are learning now for later. You will be expected to know how to do this and will be better at it with practice. I remember the first time I was pulled onto an RFP with another senior, I was clueless on the client's "request for clarifying questions"; my peer rocked it. Partially because she was awesome, partially from experience.

Related Posts

Retirement plan experts.. I’m starting a new job soon. Currently I have a Roth ira and an ira w fidelity and a 401k w Schwab which I’m looking to roll over to fidelity. I’m over the Roth salary limit. What’s best for backdoor strategy in rolling over? Thanks


Anyone look into quitting and getting an early payout for pension? Maybe try to invest it elsewhere and take the hit on taxes?

What are your benefits for outpatient mental health? I’m starting therapy and my PPO has a $5k deductible for it ($0 for physical health). 80% coinsurance after deductible.


What happened to your pension when you left deloitte? Been at the firm 3 years. Do i get to cash it out (with tax penalty), roll it over (tax free), or does it stay with Deloitte until retirement age?


Additional Posts

Any firms had any announcements or rumours on expected office return timeline?


How many separate banks/financial firms have you worked with? Mine=3.


Gotta love how the people who claim to hate cancel culture are also threatening to boycott MLB.

Baseball will be just fine without cult45 members.

It’s pathetic how one mediocre man can rent so much space in people’s brains.

Play Ball!!!


EY🐠 who boomeranged back after a few years - what was that process like? Did they talk with your former team? I’m seeing some roles that I’m interested in that are completely different than what I was doing before. I didn’t have a good relationship with my previous boss there, so I’m worried about what they would say if the recruiter reached out to them (even though it was a completely different service line that what I’m looking at) EY


Anyone here use the Amazon Halo tracker? I’ve been looking to get a fitness tracker, usually wear a watch so not looking for an Apple Watch. Preferably a tracker with no screens. I do like the whoop concept but don’t want to pay monthly


Sorry if this question has been asked before. I changed my job this year and am going to Mumbai in Dec for holidays. Do I need to take an appointment for visa stamping or is dropbox option sufficient?


How do you guys approach dealing with seniors who love answering questions with an open ended question?


Potentially dumb question but: I want to get two phones with two unique phone numbers - one for work and one personal. Does this mean I need to get two “lines”? Do I also need two apple IDs? I want to keep everything completely separate (calls, texts, email, etc). I’ve tried googling and surprisingly haven’t found a clear answer.


Anyone know anything about the culture at Avanade?


Being at home for the last month has made me realize that my family is quickly outgrowing our home in NY. The Charlotte area (NC/SC border area) has appealed to us, thinking of maybe relocating. Anyon


How does Suit Supply work? Are their product off the shelf? Can you have it made to order? Or will it be an adjustment to what they already have? How good is the final fit?Any experiences? Thanks 🐟es

Does anyone purchase business class tickets for personal travel to India? Business class is so expensive and even if I use points it sounds like a one time thing. Contd.

Ladies, I’m really excited to finally be promoted to manager. I worked really hard the last FY so I’m over the moon to be recognized for my impact. That’s all. I just wanted to share.


Have you ever dated another consultant? How did that work out?


What’s the base for an associate EY-Parthenon EY ? and total comp one can expect ? And Is it wise to go for consulting or data / analytics roles early in career?


Dieting- ok, I’ve lost 30 lbs in 3 months from nothing else but eliminating carbs unless from fruit/veg. I have cans of meat available at work, but does anyone have suggestions for food...


Hi Everyone, I am currently looking for a referrals for the role Data Center Technician (164824). I feel as though this is a good transition from my current role and background experiences. I would love to talk further with anyone to help take a look into this role with me.


Waking up everyday with the thought that I need to quit and add new experiences to my life / career.
10 years in and the counter thought is why am I quitting now - months away from the next level.


Finally off a LT engagement. In retrospect, some projs suck, but the people make it worth it. To those who I just left at LGA, you know who you fuckers are. Stay strong my surrogate fam. ❤️✊ #ugotdis


New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here


Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site


Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or