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Working at ACN right now, 2 YOE. Will pivoting over to a startup in a more software sales-based role for another 2 years before my MBA (and moving internationally for this) add to, or take away from my story? I’m thinking: Cons: less brand recognition, shows I didn’t stick around long enough to show progression, strength of recommenders, lower pay Pros: international experience, less conventional background and shows I have a more diversified skill, probably more impact @ a startup. Thoughts?

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Might be a contrarian take, but I don't see much downside. There are so many applicants coming out of the big consulting firms, it's hard to stand out; if you can show success at Accenture (and maybe bring in a letter from those days to validate it), then pivot to something more exciting and in line with your goals that gives you a chance to grow, what s the harm?

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If you can pitch you wore multiple hats at the small start up (biz dev, mktg, product, ops) etc beyond just making calls...you’re in a good spot.

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