I want to know your thoughts on how posting for an internal position in another division might be interpreted. Would I be viewed as someone interested in advancement or as someone not grateful for what has already been given to me?
I work for a large property and casualty insurance carrier and I believe that I have accumulated divisional good will from my upper management (in NY and Atlanta). My company has a more senior level position open in a different division. I need to preface that I don't meet the minimum criteria of the posting as I lack underwriting experience. I do however believe that I have the skills to be effective in the position. Realistically I believe I have a slim chance to receive the offer. I am focusing on the interviewing experience as a positive for me and hope that it would be seen as my statement that I am interested in further development.
I have been in my current position for 3 1/2 years. It was strictly an individual contributor postion (even though I have a manager title) until about 6 months ago when my divisional upper management approved a direct report for me to manage and train. This opportunity has never been offered to any other Account Manager (AM) in my division - nationwide.
Although the AM position exists in other divisions (including the division with the open position), I am the first person in my division in Atlanta to be an AM. My work has been recognized and used as a training tool for other AM's throughout the country. This led to my current direct report.
To obtain the underwriting skills noted in the job posting would mean that I would have to take a step backwards from my current position for an overall movement forward in my career.
I appreciate your thoughts.