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Looking for input on a career decision. Me: 9 YOE, homegrown manager who is currently doing a stop in industry. I have an offer to return to consulting (M&A). My end game is pure strategy. Do I take the offer or wait for the opportunity to interview for pure strategy? My take is it’s more difficult to lateral the more senior you are in your career.

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I think it depends what you are doing in industry. If your title is Corp strategy for abc company, maybe I’d wait for a pure strategy role. If your title is “accounting manager” I would probably take the m&a role because I think it would be easier to position that work as strategy.

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