CHAPTER 10

Doubters and Haters

As Sarah stepped off the plane and looked for her colleagues in the terminal, she thought about what it took to get there. This was her first week of work following the completion of her MBA and she couldn’t wait to get started. After two years of school, months of interviews, a half dozen job offers from prestigious firms, and balancing the pros and cons of each opportunity, she was looking forward to just being able to settle in and work again.

Picking which company didn’t come easy for Sarah, who was a consultant prior to going to Business School. She had always wanted options after her MBA, but didn’t realize the problem it would inevitably cause. Each opportunity had merit, so the ability to choose which firm ...

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