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svdemitrius7ย inย ย 
Management Consultantย 7 months ago

How many lateral moves did you make before you moved up a level?

Iโ€™m a 28 and at a crossroads ๐Ÿ˜ฐ


About a year and a half ago I went to a start up, got great pay, but didn't move the needle on my title. If anything, maybe downgraded since the company is small, and now, isn't doing so great.


In the last stages of a new role at Bain as a consultant now ๐Ÿ‘. Honestly, it's an entry-level role but I figure the name was worth another lateral move. Thats 3 jobs around the analyst/snr analyst level in the last 5 years. Am I screwing myself over by doing this again?

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veritasSoftware Engineerย 7 months ago
*Insert one of those squiggly career graphics here* Early on in my career, I made a couple of lateral moves until I landed my first swe role. I went from accounting roles to swe after 4 diff companies. That took about 6ish years. Happy I made the moves I did, made great contacts along the way. As long as you're open to the challenges and roll with the punches, you'll be fine. Plus, we were technically still in a global shutdown due to COVID so all things considered, you're gainfully employed dude. Chin up
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svdemitrius7Management Consultantย 7 months ago
Honestly, thats a great perspective. ๐Ÿค
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