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I left consulting after 1YOE for a strategy job at an early stage startup - it failed after 6 months (it was difficult to raise money during CV). What kind of roles would be receptive to my story?

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Roles or firms, or both? I think that other firms/organizations that are looking for that kind of entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to put in long hours will be receptive to your story... i’d be interested to know how you plan to highlight your positive qualities even if the outcome is not ideal for the firm—what were the successes from your contributions?

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What was your consulting experience? MBB/life science/b4?

Financial services strategy at a decent boutique - they have struggled during CV as well, so unfortunately I cannot go back there

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You have client & strategy experience and worked for firms of different sizes & environments. You’re a great potential hire imo. Startups will love you because your used to the environment and understand how to navigate risk and call it out since you’ve been in a fail situation. Big firms will look at it at scrappy, entrepreneurial work that makes you stand out

I’m sorry OP. That really sucks though. Hoping for the best for you

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