My question is - how one goes about jumping into management position?
About me: I have Master's Degree and I worked as Research Analyst in public sector for about 3 years. The most likely step up for me would be Research Manager. However, I am not going to be able to move to management position in this type of organization. I requested such change a number of times but was always pushed back. So I am planning to look for job in private sector and I want to apply for Manager's position: Marketing Research Manager or Project Manager. However, formally I do not have management experience.
Technically, my Bachelor's degree was in Economics and Management. I also managed a number of projects and people at my current place of work without being formally/officially acknowledged of actually "managing" them. I feel I could make a great manager. But I am not sure how would I position myself while applying for manager position.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!