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Is leaving government work for consulting a good idea?

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As one who left gov work for consulting and is going back to gov, NO.

I just left the gov and start consulting tomorrow 😬

I was an 1102 contract specialist so my work wasn’t too hard and the wlb was great. I was getting bored though and want to explore something new even though it meant giving up the wlb and perks of gov. I’m also trying to chase some salary for a little while I’m still somewhat young. I can always go back to the gov.


I know people who left to join Government from consulting and other ways too. It worked out for many people who joined GPS (public sector) consulting (If you are joining consulting, join the large firms)

To get away from mass gov work do it . But if your hired to do the same work Jumping around mass gov projects don’t do it.

Got an offer from on of the big 4 accounting firms - Associate Delivery Specialist- Recent MBA - Supply Chain & Service management. Any thoughts?

Associate? Sounds low pay

What are factors that matter most to you in this decision? Pay/ quality of work/ advancement opportunities etc.?

It can’t hurt to try it out if you’re seeking something new and if all the other metrics/ factors important to you are comparable or better.


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