How do you pick the firm to build your career: prestige, ranking, salary, feedback from friends or friendliness of the interviewer? Actually none of these will help you. In this podcast we explain how outstanding consultants build their careers and what you need to consider when choosing a firm.
The single most important issue is whether or not you can find a partner who is willing to take the time to groom you. With this guidance, your path to the top will be much, much tougher.
If you factor in the time value of money and the life-time-compensation picture as well as the long-term plan you have in mind, an additional $35K means next to nothing.