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1 year out of school w/ 6 months of experience doing contract work as an ERP consultant , currently working with a strategy firm (6 months ) ... liked the technical stuff way more . But both are startups and feeling discouraged because I can’t seem to land an interview anywhere in the industry for any type of entry level consulting roles . Got an offer from big firm but blew it because clearance process took too long . Should I give up and switch industries ? No idea what to do ...

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Get a big firm to sponsor you for a clearance and wait until it comes through to bring you onboard. At Booz Allen specifically ask about capability hiring reqs you can apply to. I am doing this right now with someone.

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