Thinking about making an exit and looking for some insight. 9 YOE M4, started off as a software engineer, but have since played several roles - IT operations, IT and data strategy, most recently a cross between architect and product management. It’s been about 2 years since I’ve had hands on a keyboard, but enjoy the split between product manager and architect I currently have. For those of you who did a bit of everything in your consulting career, how did you plan your escape?

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I exited in a role that had a variety of projects to spread the wings with. I needed time to really think through what I wanted to focus on, and while in consulting it wasn’t clear. 2 years in industry has given me sufficient time to think through, and now I’m aiming to focus on roles that leverage the best of my skillset.

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Yeah, I’d recommend it. It brings a lot of sanity if you’re trying to figure out the long term career path, especially if your skill set/experience is so vast. Mine was too - data, statistical modeling, analytics, solution design, risk management. All of these are individual roles/areas in the industry, and I didn’t want to pigenhole myself into one area so needed a little more time to figure out the best path forward.

Are you looking for an industry role or to stay in consulting?

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Industry - I think I have a lot of valuable skills, but I think it’d take a significant amount of effort to go for a hands-on-keyboard role. With two young kids, it might take a while to brush those skills off.

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