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Thinking about making a career move from a Consultant to a Technical Project Manager or a Product manager in FANG or other tech companies? Any thoughts/advice as to what would make more sense and how to approach these two? Have 6 yrs of experience in Tech consulting domain.

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Referrals are the best bet for FAANG. If you can take a pay cut some have product programs as it can be tough to transition straight to Pm without direct pm experience.

TPM might be an easier transition depending on your background and available roles.

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