Lurker posting for the first time. I'm a junior consultant at one of the MBB, approaching one of those reviews and it seems like I won't be making the cut for promotion.
At the same time, I am also feeling frustrated because a) I haven't had that much project exposure and b) partly because of that, in terms of professional development I have not made much progress, which leads to mixed performance.
That said, I am still very much interested in working in consulting, perhaps at a lower tier. I have received very good feedback from some managers, and I think I can do well given the right roles.
Does anyone have any advice or experience with making such a transition? (e.g. how to reach out to recruiters, how to frame the narrative?) Are there other exit opportunities I should consider?
Thanks in advance.