I have a decade-long career in tech, having worked at marquee companies like Netflix. I started as a Software Engineer, moved into Product Management, dabbled with Operations and I currently do Product Strategy at an AI company. I am coming to the realisation that maybe my interests have changed -- big tech no longer excites me, and I would rather work on problems with multiple dimensions than spend my days obsessing over one product and its features etc. Basically, I am embracing the fact that maybe I like being a generalist. I am also an excellent writer, publicly known well for my thought leadership in the tech space, and I enjoy problem solving with customers as well as internal teams as a reliable thought partner.
I have struggled in the last 6 months in trying to figure out what I want next, and it's only now hitting me that maybe I should strive to get a consulting gig at McKinsey. My work experience is deep, and I am interested in figuring out the exact team or practice where I will be valuable enough to merit an Associate Partner or up position.
I don't have an MBA. An undergrad and 10 years of experience. I had preferred to work at a startup early in my career than to spend on an MBA. I do have a lot of interesting things, including a student entrepreneurship gig, experience in gaming, entertainment, AI, etc.
Has anybody made a similar move? How can I go about this plan (aside from just applying on the website) and what should I do differently?