I have 20+ yoe and MBA. Had a pretty rough time getting into private industry after the MBA, partly because of my public sector background. The only role that I got was a Manager in consulting, while my classmates left for SM and MD roles. But, after 4 years in consulting, and interviewing with other consulting firms, I am still being directed to the Manager role by recruiters. Reason: We hire only at that level. But, my classmates are joining the same firm as MD. Am I underselling my skills?

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Are you selling work? From my experience you need to bring in some level of relationships or book of business to be hired in at MD level and sometimes SM level too. If you are selling work, keep looking because a firm will value that and hire you.

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Now that you bring it , yes - I brought in tons of relationships when I joined consulting and helping pave the way for a lot of
New Opportunities, by leading many of them. Feel like they used me to create those opps by promising a Promotion as a carrot and then tossed me into another practice internally without any recognition given. No transparency .

I feel very angry on myself for settling for roles that are low for my experience. But, I am also worried about taking on bigger roles for fear that I might lose my priority over family. Any words of advise or a different strategy for this female? Feeling quite low in-spite of getting a few offers.

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