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Looking to break into big tech (FAANG, etc.) from GPS consulting. Is there anything I can do while in GPS to make myself a good candidate or is the solution just go to commercial and/or get an MBA?

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May be easiest to get an MBA. However, I have friends who made the switch to FAANG from GPS. I would make the resume general to consulting projects and skills but not mention the federal clients directly. At the end of the day, all consulting should sound similar. If they dig into it further during the interview you can disclose but I’d still focus on the general consulting skills that are transferable.

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Doesn't matter too much so long you have transferable skills. Deloitte A&C GPS people go to FAANG pretty often by highlighting their data science skills.

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Second this. I also wouldn’t focus on GPS on your resume. Highlight your skills and any projects you’ve been involved with. What helped me was my firm initiatives in python and blockchain

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Can you get on a FAANG project while at Deloitte?

Are you happy with your choice to join google? I realize that could sound like a dumb question but one of the things I value about consulting is the diversity of experiences and I’m not sure I’d even get that at a phenomenal company like Google.

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