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Welp. Feeling like a failure. Made the jump to consulting and I feel like maybe I’m just not cut out for this line of work. I’m having a hard time breaking into the clique in the project I got staffed on, my new ideas are tossed to the side because “it’s always been done this way”, I’m a consultant but i keep getting stuck with just formatting slides and sheets. My +1’s seem to be the only thing that keep me going. It’s probably just one of those days but I am counting down till roll off.

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Sounds like 99% of us 99% of every day.

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Oddly enough this is comforting to hear 😂

1) Stop.you are NOT a failure. You have a job at one of the worlds best consulting firms. If you were a failure they never would have hired you 2) formatting documents prepared by those more experienced than you is an excellent way to learn what they do, and what will be expected of you in future. 3) some things have always been done a certain way. And usually that’s because it’s tried and true, and is what the client will pay for. Sure there may be better ways,even more efficient ways. Even if your feedback isn’t accepted immediately, know that somewhere in the back of their minds they will remember. And you may see your recommendations manifest later. I’m assuming you have less than 5 years post college work experience. If you reach that 5 year mark and you’re still not taking on projects yourself, then move on to another firm. In the meantime, enjoy the process of learning. Your cooperation on projects will eventually lead you to take on higher and higher levels of responsibility. Plus you’ll understand the process cold. Your job for now in addition to formatting is build good trusting relationships with your team and your clients. They will bring you along with them if they like you and your work.

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Just went industry and people appreciated my ideas, but I truly had to execute on them independently to change the “this is how we’ve always done it” mentality. Having suffered this in the consulting world, being able to quickly mock up something has really helped me get buy in on things. But also don’t underestimate the ability to just do what us always been done, be a good worker bee and just collect a paycheck.

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Same here OP, hugs 🤗

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What are +1’s?

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