John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
The organization you are part of may be growing and moving forward. But, are you? The larger the firm you are in, the easier it is to assume your long-term future is bright. It might be. It’s worth a second-though, though.
Even in a large organization (perhaps you have noticed), there are barely a handful of those at the top, making the decisions and running the show. You might be destined for one of those positions. Large practices rarely hire someone they don’t think can go all the way to the top. By the time you conclude that you’re not, however, it may be too late to do much about it.
Ironically, increasing pay can be your enemy. The higher you rise in an organization and the higher your compensation—without originating revenue—the harder it will be to match your comp when you decide it is time to go elsewhere.
Without a doubt, the large firm name on your resume opens doors. If you plan to stay in consulting services, though, you will need to advance from a doer to a doer/seller of your work. When you spend too much time as a doer, you hurt your long-term career prospects.