BLUF: Is it time to try for a management job or am I still too "green"? (I'm 28, 2 years into the workforce, 8 month in current organization)
Here my situation. I'm 28, been in the workforce full time for over 2 years now. I have a MBA and an engineering degree. Both in IT. I've been with my current employer for 8 months. Currently an analyst but I quickly was delegated some of my boss responsabilities. I feel that I am doing roughly 125% to 150% of my job.
A new VP arrived a 3 month ago, thus a restructuration occured. Three manager positions opened. Two of those were way over what I feel I can deliver (thinking about it give me virtigo, as if I was to jump from a plane and a 25 meter platform respectively). The last one is different, much more like a 3 meter jump into a pool.
Problem is, I haven't been here 18 months yet. Trying for that job might hurt might hard-earned credibility.
I'm not sure how well, , but I think my name is known by most managers of the VP. Some even call me "Mr. Marvellous" because I wish people "A marvellous day" pretty much every single day.
If I was to get the job, let's just say it would lower the managers' average age by quite a bit around here.
So, I have the diplomas to be a manager, a reputation that I deliver what I am tasked to and more, people seem to like me and the opportunity seems to be there.
Yet, I'm quite younger than most, new to the organization and my technical skills aren't on the top tier.
So, would it be galacticaly stupid to send my resume and go for it?
I can't seem to be able to weight the risk, should that be a sign that I'm not ready?
Should the fact that I know that I don't know the actual risk be a sign that I'm ready?