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Why do big 4 recruiters lie? My friend is being recruited for a Senior role and was told she’d be a Manager next year🙃. We all know things are based on performance and can’t be promised 😑

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I mean it’s not like us applicants are completely honest either 🤷‍♂️

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This is what I meant when I posted that article about the trump state department official awhile ago!

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Because they’re literally incentivized to get you to join the firm?

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Hopefully she negotiated comp atleast?

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Everybody lies to everybody.. learn life

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Lol my resume has all the lies on it, but I’m just wondering how many people outside of consulting actually believe this lie.

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I’ll just exaggerate my part in the engagement or make it seem like the engagement was a lot bigger than it actually was

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Right nothing like this can be promised but I have seen it happen several times if your friend comes in and proves it.

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Not saying it can’t happen. I successfully did it, but know plenty that it didn’t happen for🤷‍♀️

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I was told the same thing, they lured me in for a manager role and offered me Senior. Said I’m on the cusp of getting promoted it would probably come next year

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The ONE instance I've seen where this is true is certifications. Some manager positions require a certification from their list in order for you to be eligible for promote.

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Hmmm I rarely see it on promotions and comp. recruiters are there to get you into the process; little more Partners are ones to listen to

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The promise is called the carrot. Traditionally it’s never a promise “you will...”, it’s more of a projection”I can see you...” and usually is true. They are a kind of flattery but there’s always an undertone of “if you’re good enough”. As a candidate, it’s your job to identify carrots and disregard them. They are meaningless in terms of what you’ll be doing for the work. They are not part of your offer.

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