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Changing Careers

By ReJette ·
I welcome any advice on how to focus on the right position and remain focused. I've recently been transitioning from managing people to managing computers. However, managing people is still in my blood. I have the following training and experience: A+ Certified, MS Office Suite, Crystal Reports, VB6.0 Programming, Call Center Management and Supervision, 20+ years customer service. My problem is that I'm having difficulty staying focused on one career path. I love training, I'm intrigued with programing and design work, I'm interested in learning web design and db programming. I realize that Network+ is the next step after A+; but I'm just not picking up the Network+. I find it's too hard; or perhaps, I just have no passion for that type of work. Based on the above, what would you suggest to a person who is flying all over the map and not sure where to land? I'm really troubled about this. Thanks!

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Let me be first to state the obvious

by road-dog In reply to Changing Careers

Go back into personnel management then! The folks in IT will probably welcome a manager with general technical knowledge. I've worked under technical and non-technical managers before, and the technical ones were markedly superior at representing their departments in the arena of interdepartmental relations.

Staying technical and keeping up with the learning curve will probably frustrate you and lead to decreased effectiveness, if you're heart is really not in it!

I respect your healthy introspection, and wish you well. I think there is a group of "cube rats" out there who would welcome you in that square above them in the Org Chart!


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Why not get (or create) a job training

by admin In reply to Changing Careers

programming and software skills? This seems to be your forte' and it's a service people pay for :)

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Follow your heart

by lance.gillis In reply to Changing Careers

Your career is going to be 30 years long. To long to spend it doing what you don't want to. One day is to long to spend. Good Luck.

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