seeking counsel on how to get into managment
My exposure to MT has only been through the podcast. Loving it!
I've always been an individual contributor, but feel I have leadership skills that complement my people and technical skills.
I work in the field for a very well known and highly respected Fortune 500 company. Since I work in the field (and not headquarters), my chances of moving into management are limited, unless I want to move. (Out of the question)
I'm 38 and have worked in the tech industry for 14 years. I should be completing my bachelors in Information Systems next spring.
My only experience in "managing" has been effectively managing a territory that include customer demands, system processes, and company assets. I don't have any directs, nor do I manage a budget.
If I apply for Management positions at other companies in my hometown (St. Louis), what are some tactics I can employ that might lessen the fact that I don't bring traditional management experience?
Any advice is welcome. Thank you!