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If you've been fired in your consulting career, what happened and how did you recover?

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Getting kicked off a client 4 years ago was the best thing that ever happened to me. Got me into a new project with higher visibility and into a new area where I made Partner this year. Your career doesn’t really begin until you’ve been fired or kicked off a client.

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I’ve never been kicked off a client or fired, prob why I’m still perpetually director or group director lol

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Getting fired / laid off was the best thing that happened to me. It was pre-consulting. But it shoved me out of a role that I wasn’t very good at into a path to find a role that’s really good for me. It really sucked at the time though. Also, 7 years later, I’m now making 6x what I made there.

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Wasn’t fired but a classmate from bschool was right around the 1 year mark. He was devastated but managed to find a great product role at a fintech company very quickly where he seems to be really happy. So things probably worked out for the best.

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