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Hi need advice on what to do. Currently at 2 YOE and 80k base with ~10% bonus and really great WLB. Do I 1) leave to industry for a role I really enjoy for 110k base 5% bonus and limited growth opportunities, decent WLB 2) stay in consulting longer (whether at current firm or jump to another) and exit at a higher level

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If you have really great WLB, sticking it out a little longer in consulting will look great to the firms you will jump to. That said, if you have experience in a hot area, the market in consulting is crazy right now so it doesn’t hurt to dip your toe in and see what you can get. At worst you might be able to get a counter at D which I would take since you have great hours.

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Check your long term goals and how each role aligns. That usually makes the decision a lot easier for me

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Thanks for the advice! Yeah I definitely feel underpaid at my current firm but I’m worried about jumping to industry too early, even if it is a great role.

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