I am a young, yet capable assistant manager at a large telecommunications company. I have been working there for almost 3 years, and worked my way up from a casual sales position. I set myself yearly careers goals and have hit them each year so far.
During the last year I have been looking to step up further to a manager role, and have applied for many positions in my organisation.
Last week I received a call from a regional manager from a different region than my own, offering me a position in her region. The position is something i have been wanting for a while, and while it will be a challenge, I have no doubt in my mind i can do it.
I spoke to my current manager and also my current regional manager who, whilst happy for me, were not impressed that I am being poached from a different region. They have also stated to me that i may not be ready for the position, and suggest i decline it, then later on when they believe I am ready, they will give me a suitable position.
My problem is I am not sure how to handle this professionally, without still pushing as hard as I can for the position.
Does anyone have any recommendations for me?