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Q - Hi I am a BE elect and telecom working as a manufacturing engineer in an MNC in south east asia i am about to get a permanent residence status in about 3 months time here But i have decided to resign and study for a management degree as i will be 30 in a couple of yrs and i really want to make a career switch as i think my personality suites more in management roles like marketing,sales,intl business,foreign trade,hr etc what do u think about my decision..?should i go ahead? kindly advise

- MZ

Answer:

If you are really sure that the management roles are more suitable for you, then it is good  to go ahead but first consider and analyse all available opportunities & possibilities.

Instead of resigning, you should first see possibilities in your own company. Then, explore other options in same field. Your work experience  in elect. & telecom. field will help you also.

Engineers with managerial skills, in long run, advance to managerial positions in the same organisation or industry. If you are not in a hurry for a complete career switch over, then you can wait for the right time within your present job. If your present company is good, you are satisfied with your job and position, and just simply planning for better future, then we suggest you should consult with your department head or other senior authority you trust or contact your HR department and find out what long term career opportunities they have to offer. It is quite possible that your company has some good policies for career enhancement and promotion  of its staff or the management may initiate such a policy in future. Even if they don't sponsor you, their support and recommendation may be helpful.
Otherwise, trust your own abilities, make your career move, and join the field you are interested in.

We also suggest you to choose any one-year duration MBA or similar management programme. It will be time saving for you. You can consider part time management programmes also.

Please Note: This answer is just our view and a suggestion only. We have used our best knowledge but still the information may not be 100% accurate and updated.


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