How do I get into ‘management’?
I am an electrical engineer working on Windows server support in a leading multinational company in Noida. I have a six years of experience. I want to get into management now. Should I do an MBA, project management professional (PMP) certification or something else?
The term management is understood differently by different people. You have to be clear about what do you have in mind. If you want to get into management focused on projects, a PMP certification will work best for you. If you want to get into management that includes people and process management, an MBA degree will be better. Consider your interests as well as your capabilities before deciding on it.
I am a 29-year-old graduate working as an admin-coordinator executive in a chartered accountancy firm, which has also been into leadership management programmes for a few months now. I have more than four years of experience in collections, customer care and sales. I have shifted to administration and I wish to work with a good school’s administration department so as to reduce my work hours. Please guide me on the kind of jobs and the salary packages I can expect.
There are many business and other schools which are on the lookout for good administrative personnel. Make a list of such b-schools and send your resume to them. You should prepare your resume in such a way as to highlight how your work experience can help in your future job. For example, emphasise on the customer care aspects of your job. I cannot help you with data on salary packages.