I am currently in consulting with 3 years of experience - currently a Senior; 1 year previously in industry. What is the optimal number of years to stay in consulting? 3? 4? Or suck it up and stay till 5? I ask because I’ve been all over the gamut of recruiting from associate to senior associate roles for interviewing….

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Is your next promo close? Can you handle it until you make the promo? If not, honestly leave - your health is worth more. 2-3 years is usually the minimum I hear for switching jobs/exiting but it also depends on if your experiences line up with where you're trying to go.

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# of years is usually less important compared to title depending on your exit area of interest.

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