Insight needed: Mid-tier MC to Google Marketing/Sales
First time poster checking in.
I'm starting at a mid-tier global consulting firm next year in Sydney, Australia. Unlike what seems like the bulk of people going into consulting, my end-goal isn't PE/hedge funds etc. etc. Instead, I want to work in consulting for a few years and then move into the technology field, namely, Google. I don't have an engineering or marketing background but based on my research, I would really enjoy product marketing management and just general sales roles. Unfortunately, the Sydney office wasn't recruiting grads into anything other than engineering. Their Associate Product Marketing Manager program would've been amazing. Position descriptions for sales roles often mention consulting in the required experience section which is promising.
My question is, does anyone have any insight into setting yourself up for this sort of role from day one? Is it enough to have consulting experience or should I be somehow developing my marketing/technology skills outside of work? Will Google respond better to someone with a mid-tier consulting background than someone from Accenture/IBM/Deloitte who has a tech consulting background?
Can anyone who has made this shift, particularly in AsiaPac, share their experiences?