Is a switch from technology consulting to strategy consulting possible? If yes, under which circumstances? Im a year in and already fed up with implementation projects.

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This is probably the most common switch. If it’s not possible to switch within your firm (which is the easiest option), usually the key questions are as follows:

1) Do you have a degree from a top school?
2) Do you have relevant work experience with recognized brand names?
3) Are you a deep industry expert with a highly valuable skillset?

If your answer to all of the above is no, then the paths available are, in order of commonality:

a) Getting your MBA at a strong institution that feeds strategy programs to mitigate 1
b) Switching to a role that will give you 2 or 3
c) Securing an extremely strong referral (usually partner level or equivalent) that is enough to get recruiting to look at you anyway


I got a name here and there from earlier internships (mainly big 4 and a boutique) and a decent network, but I'm not sure if it's good enough to break into t2 firms.
Current plan is to collect maybe another year focussing on project management experience and internal strategic work, then trying for t2.


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