Last October, I was moved from managing a team of software developers to become one of two Senior Project Managers in a matrix style organization. I was told this was a lateral move that was made because the previous director of the department was demoted for lack of performance. I really wasn't given a choice in the matter, but I was rewarded with a substantial raise and a move to a bigger, corner office.
I think... OK... it's kinda nice to not have to deal with HR issues of having direct reports, but still have authority over members of my project teams.
Well, within the first 6 weeks in my new position, 6 of the 10 remaining staff members resigned, leaving only 4 of 13 positions filled. This exodus is believed to be a direct result of the previous manager and the perception of financial difficulties of the company.
So, the other Senior Project Manager, VP, 4 staff members, and I worked tirelessly to keep the department running while interviewing to fill the vacant positions. During most of this time, I was performing tactical functions that I was doing long before I became a manager at the company.
Now that we have filled several of the positions and have a little breathing room, I was recently given 5 direct reports.
My question is... should I put this new job on my resume knowing that I have no real accomplishments in my new position other than hiring new staff members and performing technical tasks that would have been done by my subordinates?
I really like the way my resume flows right now and would have to do a ton of surgery to add this new job.
Thanks in advance!