I have been offered two job offers recently and would like some opinions on which one I should consider more. The first job is a state government job of VA and the second job is with Accenture as an analyst. Each job would take my career in a different career path one more toward contracting and the other towards budgeting. Both of the jobs appear to be pretty stable but both provide opportunities. Just not sure if working for the state would provide with the same network and opportunities as the contracting firm. The pay for the contracting job is about 10k more but is also in the DC area which might provide more opportunities down the line but I have never worked for the state and unfamiliar with their culture and what opportunities that it might provide. I guess what I am asking is what is it like working for Accenture in the Federal non consulting sector?