What’s the best advice/insights you’ve ever gotten when you first started in LS/pharma consulting? I’m trying to get my foot in the door. 0 YOE in consulting. Would love some help/connection.

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Try and get as many past examples of projects as you can, it will help you understand how to frame certain decks / models

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I just started in consulting after 10+ years in industry - different world but once you learn the core offerings everything is basically lift and shift. Everything I’ve seen so far is based on past projects in some shape or form.

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Start thinking about the right exit opportunities

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Not all consulting firms are the same. Even within the same consulting firms, not all practice areas are the same. Some will get you much better exits than others.

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I am starting a new job where I will be investigating sexual discrimination cases. Employment law will be a new practice area for me. Do you have any recommendations on good learning resources? Any treatises?

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Curious question, my experience is with Amazon, Google, and Salesforce. I’m currently trying to find a new role that better aligns with my career goals and growth I’d like to see. I have been interviewing and it seems I’m catching more attention to other bigger companies compared to smaller ones. Is it the way I speak that it seems the smaller companies think I’m “cocky”? I’d rather go to a smaller company but I have had no luck. I answer truthfully with every question but the recruiters don’t

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About me: Clinical engineering degree 4 years of bioprocess engineering working with stem cells on bleeding edge research and development. Launching products, patents, collaborations etc. $75k/ year. Health and dental. No profit sharing. No equity.

Is anyone on here in life sciences / biotechnology industry with insight on which direction to pursue within this space for a large salary. Can anyone give insight on the potentials of a career in this space financially?

Thank you for your help

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Hi Fishes, currently it is 3+ years into Advetising in my current company. In terms of growth it might take another 3-6 months for a promotion which is again tentative.

I have got three offers and all are mentioned below,

GroupM - Manager Advertising
CTC - 10L

Regalix - Client solutions manager
CTC - 8.3

PhonePe
Yet to get a package confirmation

I’m in a dilemma whether to switch or be with the same company.

Any advice/thoughts will really help clear the mind

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I am looking for opportunities in Dubai.. I have a PhD, 2 postdoc fellowships, have experience managing projects throughout my PhD and postdoc, currently senior consultant (i focus on systematic lit reviewss). Experienced scientific writer with over 30 peer reviewed articles. IQVIA in Dubai is one place am hoping to try. Can someone help point out what other industry I can fit into - i am mainly looking for a good work life balance.. any examples of companies in Dubai you can share?

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Is it possible for an accountant to make it to IB or consulting?

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Hi all, looking to career pivot from retail to talent acquisition/recruiting. Trying to make myself stand out to make up for my lack of experience. Some roles I am interested in prefer PHR or SHRM certifications. Would it be worth it to pursue a certification to land a position? Thank you

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Which certification we would you recommend for career advancement to be an HR manager? PHR or SHRM? Any other certification I should consider? Pros and cons would be greatly appreciated!

Is there any books/podcasts you read/listened to to learn more about oncology and various other diseases before starting working? Have a bio background but it’s been a while.

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Looking to get into MBB, currently working as senior consultant in finance transformation domain at EY in business consulting. Suggestions please?

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Hello everyone, what are some good LinkedIn learning or certifications that are good for someone with a Healthcare Administration BS and Healthcare Informatics MS, with a strong background in Revenue Cycle Management? I am trying to become more marketable. Also, I am open for new opportunities.

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Would folks in their first five years of consulting benefit from a coaching / career strategist type of service? Would be great to learn about the kinds of questions, issues and aspirations you have … I have been in this trade for over two decades and am curious what the next Gen folks have top of mind.

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Chewing on the thought of going back to school for my doctorate degree. I would like to have an ESOL concentration but not all colleges offer it.Also, Educational Doctorate or PhD? How long would it take me? I would love to hear any advice and opinions from others who have done this!

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Are there certain skillsets in the American payer/provider domain that would be valuable in Europe?

If anyone in this sector moved from the USA to Europe I would love to hear about your journey.

Thanks

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Looking to make a jump from public to private but would like to still stay connected to government/public sector given my work experience. I serve as a Chief of Staff with 8 YOE in budgeting, planning and project management (and overall day to day operations). Any thoughts on what positions/salary would translate best for my experience?

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Crowe opportunity as an S1. Really interested in views of not going big four and staying MM. pros and cons.

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Or can I attend the interview, hopefully get my visa and enter US after PP10052 expiry?

I can wait till Apr 1 or after to enter the US but don’t want to lose my interview date as will be hard to get another one for quite a while as embassies are backlogged. What do you suggest? TIA

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Do you and members of your team work OT? If so, do you flex the time to take PTO? Currently, I have flexed full days of my OT to take off. I’m not sure if you can do so at Google but seems helpful since the PTO seems low (20 days, right)?

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My joining date is 07-Feb-2022 in Deloitte .. I have a good offer from a product based company Bangalore.. I am thinking to have a discussion with HR for salary restructuring is it a good move at this moment of time? Deloitte Deloitte India
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Might have a potential opportunity to switch over to my dream job but currently in the midst of pre-production for a shoot that will happen at the end of September (I’m now an AD btw). Should I try to inform my potential new gig that I won’t be available till mid-October or just be available and have my team/agency figure it out and give my 2 weeks? I still want to own the work on this shoot but don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity.

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Hi! I have a second interview with Deloitte that is a 30 mins behavioral/cultural interview. I was hoping to get some tips/advice on what to expect? My first interview was a 45 min behavioral one so will it be similar? Appreciate y’all’s help, thanks!!

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820 GMAT, 4.2 GPA at Ivy League undergrad, 5 years experience at MBB, what are my odds at M7?

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Anyone know of Tensile Capital? Tangentially - is compensation in the hedge fund world really that much higher than MBB?

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KPMG versus Deloitte. I think I’m ready to jump. Manager level at D. Hoping for Director at KPMG.

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Hi, I'm planning to apply for the LS consultant position at Putnam and looking for someone at the firm to chat about their experience. Thank you so much and look forward to connecting.

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Any ECG fish here? Wondering what level is most appropriate for me if I have 2 YOE in consulting, 4 in industry, and an MHA. Thanks in advance!

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Hi everyone, was anyone able to sell their Accenture Shares and withdraw the funds from UBS? I have received the money from sale in my UBS account but unable to find an option to withdraw them… If you have managed to wire them to your bank account could you please share how? Thanks

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Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO /Consulting firms / Impact organisations. Please share if there are any leads.
I have worked in Education, Skill development, Child protection, Health and Adolescent and youth empowerment domains.
Preferred location : Bangalore, Mumbai

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What are the best free online resources to use when just getting started with studying? I took a practice exam recently with no prep and the results showed I definitely need some prep. I already bought the official guide bundle and have made a study schedule ending with the test date in mid-December.

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Salary range for Technical Lead I QA in Citiustech??

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Anyone in the Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont area that would be interested in a front end Optimization/revenue cycle position? There is a travel requirement.

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Hey everyone. Unfortunately, I was laid off this week. I was in corporate operations for a healthcare company. My job entailed negotiating contracts and other things with stakeholders and lots of data analysis for tracking ITP . If anyone could help me out that would be really appreciated. Thank you.

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How common/difficult is it to jump from CRO to consulting (entry level roles at ZS, Guidehouse, etc.)?

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Pharma or biotech?

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What does the promotion track at LEK look like? How often are associates promoted early?

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Curious to know bonus Payout in Life science!
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Do Trinity consultants travel for projects frequently or no?

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Thoughts on a transition from ZS to LEK? Comp would be in similar. Would like to know how to prepare for interviews differences in culture. Don’t want to waste my time trying and especially theirs.

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Anyone else starting to put their foot down with recruiters or am I late to the party🤣? They reach out for an opportunity without client or comp info, and then ask you to run through your resume. Buddy, you reached out to me 🤣

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It’s my understanding that LEK is a better LS shop than ZS. But in terms of interesting projects - which firm has more exciting/cool projects? (leaving this very subjecting on purpose)

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Are LS consulting firms getting market rate adjustments due to inflation? Thinking of this as something to bring up at ClearView but some management are trying to shut the idea down saying the pharma industry CPI haven’t changed that much.

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