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What is your reason for leaving consulting that you tell companies interviewing you? I’m not sure I want to use burnout as a reason and would defer to travel but that is nonexistent.

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That you want to build more of a content or industry specialization than you’ve been able to - you love that you’ve had the chance to see business problems from different angles, but it’s time to really dig into a passion area for you

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You want a chance to make a more meaningful impact by implementing strategic recommendations at one company vs providing recommendations and not having opportunity to see it through AND This role in particular really excites me because xyz

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I've had positive reactions to saying things like I want to have the opportunity to see projects through (not just one phase of work) and being able to truly feel part of a team vs frequent switching of clients, deloitte teams, etc. I usually say that working that way has taught me xyz, but am ready for a change

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Second this!

That burn is paid out well, can’t be a good reason

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Been thinking about this question - thank you for posting!

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Consulting is very focused on specific work as it I relates to the statement of work. You want a chance to see or manage the entire function while applying your consulting experience, essentially taking yourself to the next level.

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Change of scenery

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Better WLB

More ownership, working with companies that have more bias for action (assuming you’re not moving into a f500 company)

Only the recruiter asked me that, and I said consulting is not for me.

Cause I want to make an impact that matters.

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