BLUF. I'm interviewing for a position in another company, and am contemplating if I would accept an offer. I know (as Mark says), "till I've got something, I got nuthin'". Just wanted to get some thoughts on this before I'm in a time crunch to make a decision.
More specifically... I'm currently a Director of Engineering at a Fortune 500 company. I currently have seven direct reports and 80 people total in my organization. I'm interviewing for a position in a smaller company as a VP of Development. I'd have four direct reports and a total org size of about 25.
Compensation will likely be better. But I'm not considering this for the money. I'd have more opportunity to grow an organization and company from small to large.
In general, I'm looking for career advancement. This looks like a good opportunity, but honestly the position is very similar to my current role, just with "higher level" title.
I've been in my current role for over five years. I've told my manager (a VP) that I'd like to get promoted to VP and take on more responsibility. I have a great track record here and a good reputation. And for various reasons, I don't think it's likely I'll be promoted to VP anytime soon.
My concern... Is this VP role really a step up? Or does it seem like job title inflation?
I know this isn't a large amount of information. Just wanted to pick the collective brainpower here.
Thanks all for your input.