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Why are you in consulting?

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I thought it was a good field to structure my career to exit into more senior roles from my MBA program. Little did I know almost no one knows what I do outside of peeps in the industry and I would defend most clients hate us. So.... idk maybe it will work out. Money isn’t bad, work isn’t particular hard. The most stressful thing is the people on the teams trying to compensate for their lack of comfort in this industry

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Preach!

Consulting helped me get out of the shackles of program management which every Tom dick and Harry seems to be in now. It also enabled me to move geographically. Plus it seemed glorious and to those outside it still draws awe when they hear you work at xyz (and automatically assume you’re driven and smart). While I love the work st times, the consulting model is broken. I have exited the big firms now, and am trying to craft a modified role with a local shop

I was thinking of exiting to program management. What did you not like about it?

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The exotic travel, sultry women, and James Bond-like lifestyle. Disappointing so far.

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Money and thought I’d learn hard analytical and technical skills. Ended up with a lot of soft skills instead

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Lol yes. I got money and BS 😅😂😭

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I wanted to tell people it's harder to get into Deloitte than Harvard.

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M5 - you probably already know, ppl above were using sarcasm. As far as your questions go, I do not know the answer but know that both happen - D turns down Harvard grads and Harvard turns down D alumni. I’d be interested to know the proportions too, but doubt there is hard data out there.

Because I’m a corporate whore!

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Thank you for your honesty

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Please don’t ask me existential questions like this

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To better position myself to get OUT of consulting....

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Got tired of Army bullshit and sleeping in the mud.

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Thank you for your service!

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Money, afraid of becoming obsolete, and now I’ve been at too many 💩 clients I’m scared to go industry and be stuck with them. No rolling off then!

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In industry you work with one client and the BS is just different dimensions of BS.

Short attention span ... need to have different projects so I don’t get bored

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All good :)

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Money and fast career growth

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Every role in every industry comes with some sort of BS. In consulting, I get to work with smart (mostly) people, get paid well, and get travel perks. There's also the hope of good exit-opportunities if you don't like the life.

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I didn’t feel like going to law school

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How many attorneys have you met that actually like what they do? Most, if they can even find a decent job, are doing it because they have $200k of loans to pay back. I had a law job doing what I thought I wanted to do and was so bored. Moved to the other side of the table doing business work in the same industry and loved it.

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Didn’t want to go to the same office, in the same cube, doing pretty much the same things for the next unknown years with limited growth, until maybe after a decade, finally being put in a decision-making position

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Now I go to different cubes with random people doing randomly scopes activities all over the country!

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💰 = kind of the wrong answer considering you could make 💰💰💰💰💰💰 at Wall Street

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Not many can secure those jobs. Consulting is a strong 2nd on the money compared to IB

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That’s the only job I can find after moving to the US

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I can answer that question..... for money

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Resume builder

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A colleague made the move, my banking job had no progression, and this seemed interesting and fun.

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Living it up in the city.

Changed my company but it didn't update!

Beyond 2 lines the text in each post card is cut off. I wonder how many lines in the comment section?

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Testing a new post at 12:06PT 5.12

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But once again not posting

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Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.

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Post new user

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Post for likes! 😤

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The company I work for has archaic job titles / role names in Oracle. My current title does not reflect what I do or the ‘true’ role I have. I’ve tried to get this changed, but the role in the approved job bank are all old / not relevant. I’m updating my LinkedIn profile and resume and not sure what to put for my title? Thoughts on what I should do?

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Who is happy with their WLB to pay ratio? What’s your firm, YOE, and position, and total comp?

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Anyone on work Visa (H1B) that is getting real tired of the general security line because we can't get TSA-Pre?

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Halal Guys for the Win.

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How many hours do you work a day/week?

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Does anyone oversell what they do to pick up women besides me?

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