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Road to a management career

By ebujan ·
I've been a network administrator for over 5 years and for the past year and a half, I've been involved in managing some projects, like VoIP conversion, developed relationships with vendors.

I have now the desire to land in a managerial position such as my boss' position, IT director. I am very familiar with this position duties and requirements but because of lack of management experience I have not been considered/promoted. In fact, the position has been open twice, applied both, rejected once and now waiting on the second.

What do you suggest I start doing to begin a management career? education, training? I am also looking elsewhere since I don't see any other opportunity with this company to advance.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to Road to a management care ...

definetly do training and get a certificate, you already know the stuff so it shuoldn't be to hard for you to pass. A good reerance also helps. You could start your own business. Sell your self and be confident works too.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to Road to a management care ...

My advice is learn. For an IT manager position is very important the certificates in management. For the start you can begin with SSADM (Structured system analysis and design method) and some financial basics.

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by 3xp3rt In reply to

Also must to tell you myself worked in management but my live is the technical job.
So that means when I realized this it was very heavy to return to technical position.
From system administrator I become Project manager and after IT department manager. In present I?m system administrator and I want to keep this position. But I wish you good luck!

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by Warrior_King In reply to Road to a management care ...

The guidance should come from your management team. People skills are so important in getting the job done and I didnt see any reference to your experience. Most technical people usually jump the gun and do it themselves before training others. I would consult with the management team individually, listen to their feedback and then put a plan together to display those skills. Being technical and managing projects are not nearly important as training, mentoring, personnel guidance, setting objectives in a leadership role to managing all the objectives for the group.

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