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Really struggling with what to do next in life. I feel like declaring search but have 0 idea what is the right job for me. Everything sounds sexy, I have serious FOMO about PM at FAANG...would love to hear from people who navigating this uncertainty and found something they're excited about

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My mom would say you should get a wife and have the grandkids she's been nagging for but your mom might feel different


Lol I am the wife


Come up with your 5 criteria for decision, and weights for each. Rate the options based on the chosen criteria like sexiness, pay, wlb, growth prospects, and so on. Even if options are equally sexy, you can prioritize based on differences in other criteria.


You need to figure out what makes you happy ? I guess we grind so much that we forget what we want to do naturally


Think about the actual role and responsibilities and form your own criteria. Separate out title/brand from the work experience, career growth, team, etc


Have talked to several mentors about a very similar feeling. My favorite pieces of advice were along the lines of “don’t put too much pressure on the next step, just try to have a new experience, something that lets you decompress would help too” Practically, if you start interviewing you might start to notice what parts of your job/other jobs you like talking about and what you don’t


OP, may want to talk through with a career coach or on Talkspace (free). Might help guide your search in what you’re looking for.

Any reason why you don't want to become a PM given that you're scared of not becoming one...?

Commendable degree of self-awareness and honesty, M1!

What do you want to do. Don't mention titles. Just say what you want to be doing in a year.

Do you have an identity outside of work? Consulting can eat up all of your time. Echo comment with weighting criteria and solve for that. Note that industry is likely going to be hitting the brakes relative to McK for career growth

Read Designing Your Life. Analyze what you do in your life that gives your energy and what drains your energy. In a nutshell, work to build a career and life with more of the things that give you energy.

I've had this sitting on my desk for 2 months - great reminder to pick it up again, more intentionally this time


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