How do you change your reputation at the firm as a newbie?
I'm a bit over 4 months into my first FT job out of school in strategy consulting, and I have been unstaffed for 3.5 weeks. I don't know how concerning that is, but I want to get staffed soon as my utilization metric is dropping.
I've talked to a few directors and managers at my firm and people seem to be hinting at the fact that there's just not as much work in the pipeline, but I also do feel like I only have an "average" reputation as a first-year.
Specifically, I've received feedback that I need to work on my, build more strategic acumen, and see the big picture better, and I feel like the EM on the last project didn't really like me.
So I'm wondering if my iffy performance on my last engagement (2nd project ever) is contributing to me being unstaffed and if so, how do I fix my rep?