My aim throughtout university has been to enter the strategy consulting field. Having graduated with a first I have a few interviews with firms (not specific strategy houses). However, in the meantime I am working for a small firm that has a knowledge management solution that we are currently implementing in a major investment bank. The firm is very successful and the client's seem to keep rolling in. They have offered me a permanent contract with the possibility of moving into a large management consulting firm in a few years as a specialist in their software for the financial sector.
I am concerned that if I stay with the small firm I will be drawn down a track too focused on technology and operations - which is not where I want to be - as well as not experiencing enough project diversity. But at the same time if I join a large consulting firm I will not get the hands-on experience I am currently experiencing, and am liable to get spat out if the sector takes a new dive.
Would appreciate any thoughts, views and guidance.