About to roll off & trying to switch to commercial from federal. Is it bad for me to seek out projects in certain areas? Where I want to be is where I want to be right or is that looked down upon?

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OP is currently federal and wants to switch to commercial...

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Swear I read the other way around, but in that case... The majority I've seen switch have done so by finding a project and reaching out directly to managers on it (usually avoiding mentioning that they're technically federal)

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Can someone that actually read my post give me some feedback lol

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Not looked down upon, and the fact that you’re rolling off is only a plus. Network with SMs and Partners in NYC office (realistically more people do more connections). There is always demand for FSI; get onto a commercial project even if it doesn’t completely fit your bill, but then network and get onto stuff that you want to do. Make sure you put placeholders like PTO for a week or two after roll off date so your RM doesn’t staff you; once you find a gig, remove PTO.

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For additional context I’m a 2nd year bta upfor promotion at Deloitte & would prefer to travel to like NY, ATL, LA etc

If you want to switch to federal, you won’t be traveling. We have federal presence outside of DC (St. Louis, Denver, San Diego, Huntsville), but you will primarily be staffed on projects in those regions. Federal clients simply don’t have the $$ to pay us to travel

If you want to be in those cities, why do you want to be federal?

At your level, we don’t expect you to get aligned with an industry or service line. Feel free to move to commercial if you are ready to work long hours and take the additional challenge comes with the commercial practice.

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