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8 months into the job. Starting to figure out that I'm good at heavy quant projects and I love them. Staffing says I should continue to do them if I like them. Too early to start pigeon-holing myself?

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Don't think of it as pigeon holing, but rather building your brand - for you to get staffed you have to be marketable to partners, quant is a great brand skill to have

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No. Stick with it. Depth of knowledge and experience is incredibly valuable. If you stay in consulting, you will have built "eminence" / subject matter expertise. And this will also serve you well if you choose to get out into industry. The key is you need to like it and be passionate about it.

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CFO's do though...

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To your point OP, take the roles that you enjoy but look for a quant + opportunity. Continue to build your strength but look for another skill to pick up with each project as an add on. If you're good at what you do the manager will be eager to staff you and find something else to help you broaden your skills.

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There's a difference between pigeon holing and creating a personal brand. Do the latter, and you will be fine.

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"Quant" is pretty broad. I'd consider analytical prowess to be a rather large pigeonhole.

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No, quant is the hardest skill to acquire/prove. If you want to move away from it later you can easily switch to PMO, Change Mgmt, or many of the things in between (and then pivot to some other slightly technical role from there)

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8 months still too early to know. You might have had beginners luck. Reassess in a year

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Nah if that's what you like then do it

But how far can you rly make it (in terms of exit ops and industry) with a quant background? I don't see many Fortune 500 CEOs coming out of credit risk modeling...

Agree with the above. If you can do the core requirements of your role well, it's easier to expand and do well at stretch opportunities.

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