My consulting career isn't progressing. I've been looking for another job and have been rejected from:
Deloitte (1st round – not enough leadership experience)
Detica (2nd round – no feedback provided)
PA Consulting (2nd round)
KPMG (2nd round)
For both PA and KPMG, I got very close and the reasons for rejection were very circumstantial to their recruiting needs than any interview downfall. PA delayed the decision over a few weeks after the second round and called me a couple of times to ask whether I had any offers yet elsewhere. With hindsight, perhaps I should have lied and said yes!
I feel like the worlds most unlucky person. I will be applying to Accenture, Cap Gem next…
However, I have been offered a job outside of consulting in more of a technical role. The money is better, it will involve project management and the hours are more reasonable. However, I will be moving into a new industry with a less prestigious employer. If things didn’t work out and I wanted to move back, it may be difficult to explain my reasoning . However I'm not exactly shining in my career so far either. Any thoughts? Should I be brave and take the offer? Should I stay where I am and keep applying? Should I not base important life decisions on the opinions of strangers ;) ?