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I work at Deloitte Federal. I love Deloitte just not serving federal clients. I’m on the bench with and I’m a recent campus hire with limited exp. What should I do?

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Gut it out for a year or two. Develop a skill that is transferable to commercial. Start applying and possibly consider leaving DC. It’s what I did.

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Stick it out beyond the limited experience you describe. There are federal clients who are passionate about their missions. And it’s pretty fulfilling to help a mission rather than create shareholder value

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