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I have a potential lead at a new firm, primary client is the federal government. Worried that jumping to federal consulting this early in my career will prevent me from moving to commercial work in the future. Has anyone been able to shift from federal work to commercial or is the transition not possible?

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I did it in 2018, I was a federal contractor with no private sector experience. Transitioned to a research role at Gartner. Not an exact equivalent but it’s possible

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It’s all about networking and what you’re doing with the govt. Going from SAP implementation for the USDA and hoping to then start on a Deals engagement isn’t going to happen.

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