I am a registered nurse who decided to join consulting. I joined a boutique firm a year ago. The first 3months I was staffed on proposals only which resulted in decreasing my utilization rate thus hindering my promotion; even though I got very good feedback both informal and formal. I talked to HC practice lead who said verbatim: “it is unfair not to get promoted especially that you excelled in the tasks given to you”. moreover, its been almost 5weeks now that I’m staffed on proposals (bad memories resurfacing) since there is no new HC projects; even though I expressed my interest in non-HC projects.
1. how long should I wait before deciding to move on; maybe to a different firm?
2. How hard will it be to move from boutique to MBB firms?
3. will MBB firms ask for my utilization rate during the interviews?
4. Any advice because I feel stuck between waiting which might results in worsening my CV (more time, less projects, lower utilization rate) and moving on to a different firm after only 1 year in the previous one.