I have been with my company for over 5 years. I love my company, and I love my job. I have my dream job as an internal management consultant for a fortune 100 company. I have been doing it for a year. I don’t want to do anything else. Honestly I love what I do (Which a lot of people have never been able to say).
The sad news is, my dept. got acquired by another division through a large internal reorg. While they have not told us anything- I have a strong suspicion that my group will be dissolved. While I have an awesome working relationship with my company and my team (I’m sure I could get another job within the company). I’m not entirely sure I want to do anything else.
In an effort to be proactive, I have updated my CMD/resume MT style. And have bought the interview series. So I can start looking for mgmt. consulting roles. While I know it never hurts to interview and look around. I am currently stationed in Manila until April. I know I need to "jumpstart" my network, and be ready for an interview when the opportunity arises. So my questions are as follows:
• Should I wait to hear of the news about impending layoffs and where I land in the next few months?
I know this seems like a no brainer- but since I’m cheap and I work hard I can likely survive the first round of layoffs (I make about 20K less than the going rate for my role). And I could rise quickly since I was “bench warming” for a promotion this year. – and MTs says it is always better to be promoted to the next level before looking for the new job in a company. Also I’m not entirely sure I want to give up on the good will of my current employer.
• How do I jump start my networking while abroad?
• How do employers handle interviewing someone who is stationed abroad?
I have never done this before - So I appreciate any advice you may have!