While this bowl grows, I thought I’d have a question to kick things off:

Why did you leave consulting? What do you do now? How did you make the switch (upskilling, referrals, etc)? Pros/Cons?

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I just left my consulting job after 11 years at Accenture. I had been thinking about it for a couple of years. Bottom line was, I wanted to be on the other side and was tired of being the vendor in the “vendor/client” relationship. I’m now in a position where I’m a Sr. IT Program Manager, I work 10 minutes from my home and get paid significantly more than I did as a Manager at Accenture. I say- “the grass is sometimes greener.”

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I was laid off from Accenture this year and had been thinking of leaving consulting for awhile and thought thru possible careers. The layoff gave me the push I needed and I’m happy in industry in a product management role. It was a hard time after being let go and told it was performance based but looking back I feel like it was meant to be. I’m so much happier.

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Hi there! How did you land the job? Did you have to lie about the lay off? How did you do it? Thanks

Almost left a year back, but offer didn’t go through and so still here.

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Same

Haven’t left yet but almost did 2 months ago. I wanted to leave because I was tired of traveling, the push to always over perform, and just overall competitive nature of consulting.

The opportunity to switch came through a 3rd party recruiting agency that looked to place Workday Consultants in full time customer roles.

3 things that have kept me where I am is the money, the workday certifications (probably the most valuable thing), and promise of lesser travel

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