Is there an appropriate way to turn down an assignment because it is non-billable? Two of the partners I work for keep asking me to write client bulletins and articles with them, which is great, but now I’m starting to worry about meeting my billable hours requirement.
Recommendation on shoes appropriate for client facing sessions as well as comfortable? - wolf and shepherd crossovers, taft jack shoes, allen edmonds, cole haan zero grands?
How easy is it to move from a tax client service internship into a fulltime advisory role upon graduation?
Anyone else ever feel like a completely inadequate consultant? I'm struggling with performance quality on this project because I just feel dumb and it demotivates me to really strive to improve. Possibly also impacted by burnout because I performed well on other engagements and enjoyed my teams more. Just not sure where to go from here to get where I need to be.
My client ask me today was something factual and told the truth… it was not! My current employer did the work. What would you have said?
Hi! Any career coaches who offer a full support throughout job search? -Experience: 8 years of project/program management and/or communication -Companies of interest: Google, Microsoft, Facebook -Location: Washington DC or VA
What is the most ‘chill’ and least stressful line of service in consulting? Or is it mainly just project dependent? I was on one project for 6 months, boring as all hell but I only worked 30 hours a week.
Current team is keeping a consultant on for 2 extra weeks to train me. Signed an offer letter yesterday, but could take 3-4 wks before getting through background check. Should I tell my project cont..
Any PwC Partners (non audit) who’ve invested in private equity funds that subsequently ended up becoming an audit client for PwC? How do you handle dispensation requests for investments where there’s no liquidity / secondary market? Any one had this issue while they were still in the “investment period” of the underlying fund?
I know this is a story that repeats in this bowl but I’ve finally reached my end with this industry. While the pay is great, I’ve grown to dread work. I understand that client side isn’t utopia but where else does a “seasoned” ad person end up?
Hi! Any career coaches who offer a full support throughout job search? -Experience: 8 years of project/program management and communication -Companies of interest: Google, Microsoft, Facebook -Location: Washington DC or VA
Been performing like a high performer on my client up to this point and all the sudden I find myself looking up a therapist and being almost useless to my team (maybe useless is harsh, but I can’t will myself to get basic stuff done at this point). Literally happened within a split moment; in the morning I was taking the lead on calls and sometime around noon, it just hit and hit hard. Don’t know how to explain it yet, but I wanted to come here and vent. Anyone else experience this?
Ideas for client gifts this year? Typically has been a nice bottle of wine, but only to the clients I had previously shared drinks with so I knew they were wine drinkers.
Accurate depiction of trying to roll off a miserable project https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qTj4aSPwTBk
Is dating a client against policy? I haven't started but it is almost there. Or should wait until the project ends?
Lol to the partner saying “no pressure on coming back to the office” but mentions it in every single team meeting, talks about how great it is for the client to see us there and even offers free lunch and drinks 😂 I mean thank you but do you really want to risk your whole team being out sick?
Consulting Manager in Tech Consulting, planning to move to India with about 10 years experience. What compensation should I expect in Mumbai?
Started a new project in Hollywood. Suddenly went from a solid 6-7 to a measly 3 🥺. Everyone here is so freaking handsome! Haaalp!
I hate the anxiety and overthinking of everything after a final round interview. Fingers crossed and might have an early start to the weekend so I can clear my mind
I started working in a agency two months ago, and I have two very big projects running simultaneously. My Creative Director left for paternity leave, and left me with all the work, facing the client, going to shootings, editing. I've been working 15 days straight, no weekends. The agency hasn't given me any back up/someone I can team up with to do the job. Is this normal? I'm used to have a partner, a copywriter or another creative working alongside. Keep in mind that I'm mid-level.
Fellow consultants, I’m struggling and I know complaining about this will only make me look weak but I need to vent. I’ve been working upwards of 60 hours a week since January and I’m tired. If I was doing meaningful work, it would be one thing but most of my days are spent supporting my client with fire drills that end up not mattering. He’s very reactionary and trying to guide him to hold off or think of other approaches doesn’t work. (Cont).
My ~60 person group at my firm has only 5 women in it. Is there any excuse at all for this? Every project I’m on feels like the old boys club
What was your hiring process like in big 4 NYC office? How did you apply? How long before they reached out for an interview? Any feedback is appreciated!
Ok I can’t be the only one who doesn’t have time to made organic baby food everyday 😅 So far Cerebelly is the best option I’ve come across, any other recommendations? I shared my referral code below if you want to try it, it’s $20off your first order. http://rwrd.io/fttm4lq?c
Which firms are back to traveling a decent bit / back to usual? I might not be able to travel until next year with this client and miss it - the travel keeps me going!
My client in a nutshell.
Do I cut my salary by 50% for an early stage start-up, pre-Series B today? I could be a millionaire in a few years but the salary cut would be very painful for short-to-middle term. How do you make the call? I’m okay where I am, could probably go hard for more pay at year end but was interested in the opp. This calculation feels much different with a family vs single in my 20s. Please help.
Interviewing at EY ServiceNow practice with 5 YOE. Should I go for SC or M? What salary range should I be going for?
Trying to buy a house. Didnt prequalify for mortgage loan from chase - their credit score requirements have become stringent because of covid. Mine is 680. They need 700 min. Any other banks that might have more lax reqs? Any experiences folks can share?
Can someone explain why I have to do a 4th round interview with the same person that I did the 2nd round with (hiring manager)? We already spent an hour in the first interview I don’t get what else they are trying to accomplish by doing this.
Deloitte’s Diversity & Inclusion group hosted Nicole Hannah-Jones today and it was a goddamn breath of fresh air to hear her speak candidly. Even called the firm out in some places. If you haven’t seen her NYT 1619 project, educate yourselves https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html
I've developed an unusual amount of distain for the rapping girl in the Virgin America safety video...
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