Strategies for transitioning from public sector to commercial consulting given current role?

I've been working in a public sector consulting role that seems more ops focuses and have excelled to this point. However, public sector has no urgency, I get 0 travel, we're disorganized, and I see no progression.

Beginning to plan my hopes for a lateral move to commercial consulting after I hit the 1-year mark and hoping to hear about similar moves or recommendations.

Thanks in advance

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I disagree with your assessment. I've worked exclusively in the public sector, for the govt and in consulting. The work is critical, often with high visibility, though it may not seem fast paved because the govt procurement cycle moves at a glacial pace. Projects typically span longer periods of time, which allows for a deeper client relationship, which can, in turn, lead to higher value contracts. Find more creative ways to contract so you don't get stuck in the rfp churn

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Get out of public sector ASAP. Tap into your school/ex-firm/personal network and start learning what other opportunities are out there. It’s possible to lateral from a B4 to T2 (or even MBB, but more of a stretch) if you properly prep and time it right

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Unless it’s mbb or T2, most of your statement still holds true with commercial consulting

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Are you in DC area? I quit for capital one and now pivoted to FS consulting

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I’m in NYC, but most of my team is DC based and travels up. Not sure what my plan is yet but I feel like I’d be much more engaged with a faster turnaround on projects. I’ve been on the same project for 6 months here and it’s going for 5 more years. Job security for sure, but Im not worried about underperforming

What ended up happening? I am in a similar boat and hoping to use a parttime MBA to get into commercial

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