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Is it tough to go back to commercial consulting if I make a switch to federal for the next two years? Have two years of commercial experience, an offer for federal, but unsure if I want to stay on this side of things. Thanks!

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It's as hard as you make it. There is quite a bit of overlap in skillsets and type of work between fed and commercial work, so it comes down to how you message it. I've jumped back and forth between the two multiple times over my career and never had an issue selling the similarities and comparability of my fed work to the commercial folks.

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