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What are some good decision criteria for figuring out what industry I want to focus in?

So far I’m thinking: interest/excitement, industry trends/future of the industry, major threats posed to the industry

I’m a year out of undergrad, generalist strategy consulting.
But feel as I consider exits I should narrow down industry of interest. Would appreciate advice focused around thinking about this earlier in one’s career.

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Edit: “industry” meaning things such as entertainment/media, utilities, agriculture, sports, automotive, healthcare, etc. Suppose this could also be called “sector”

Pick what you’re interested in. It’s impossible to predict trends/threats with your level of experience and no industry will die overnight. There are always opportunities for smart people in any industry to make lots of money, but it’s really hard to get excited about an industry that you have no interest in. You will succeed more when you have interest.

I’m prioritizing interest, but the issue is I feel that I am interested in many sectors. I thougjt adding the trends & threats filters might help me narrow things down?

You can select a vertical (industry or sectors or a horizontal (sales & marketing, finance, HR...). Until you work a bit in either its hard to know your interest.

You also aren't making a life choice.

What about your skill set and natural inclinations?

Disclaimer: I’m also fresh out of undergrad

Travel and WLB for if you settle down. If you do aviation, expect to live in Atlanta or Dallas for example.

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