I'm 4 months into my first strategy consulting role and I don't feel like I'm inherently good at it; should I find a new job before I get sacked?

I feel like the title explains it pretty well; I'm 4 months into a B4 Strategy role. I feel like I'm getting 70% constructive feedback and 30% positive feedback.

To be fair, I guess the constructive feedback is mostly common new grad issues but still.

I have been on 2 engagements and I'm not on a PIP, but I don't feel like I have natural business acumen or anything. 

Basically, I don't have a good gut feeling about my future at this organization and I'm wondering if I should start looking for a new job before I get fired

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Nov 23, 2022 - 3:17pm
DrApeman, what's your opinion? Comment below:

No one is inherently good at business or strategy from birth. Just keep working at it, give it time, read business news, have conversations with people at work and listen to how they think about business problems.

There is a reason the only CEOs in their 20s are from startups. It takes time to build the expertise, knowledge, and understanding required. Don't let this industry fool you, just because you're hired as a strategy consultant in your 20s, does not make you an expert at anything. It will come later though.

Nov 23, 2022 - 5:33pm
dt112, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Agree with the above - you should not be worried at 4 months in. The only thing that would get you put on a PIP at that stage is an attitude problem or consistently poor technical skills. Business acumen and 'strategic thinking' will come in time!

Nov 23, 2022 - 5:35pm
dt112, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Plus you would struggle to get fired at a B4 at graduate level unless you do something egregious. Focus on your current project and put this to the back of your mind!

Nov 23, 2022 - 6:40pm
arbjunkie, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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