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By ashishthakur ·
I have been working for a IT/EComm Products firm for the past 14 months now - I cant say that it is a very rewarding experience - I am an MBA with Major in IT & Marketing and by graduation I am an Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer.

I joined my current firm because I wanted to get the root level feel for the field of IT area - namely willing to get my hands into coding and designing IT systems & products. This would have allowed me to amalgamate my Engg & MBA educations. Eventually I want to move into the field of Consulting.

Now that I have some exposure - not very much to say - but I am missing the action that fields like Mktg & Consulting have to offer - besides for a guy like me I dont perceive much of a future in this firm except getting to be a Project/Team Leader in the next 2 yrs. That is a no-no from my side.

What should I be doing next ?
- Quit this firm and look for another firm and do the same kinda job that I am doing here - basically designing & implementing the eComm store

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by Angelo In reply to What's Best for me Next ? ...

I believe you have a couple of choices. With your education background a mix of engineering and business, I sure there are quite a few tech firms willing to snap you up. I believe you could easily move to this more traditional job structure or even to a consulting firm with relative ease.

I would recommend moving from the firm you are at. If I saw an MBA grad with an EE background and the best they had done in four years was only project lead duties, I would be very hesitant to take a chance on them.

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by mel In reply to What's Best for me Next ? ...

A Pre-Sales/Sales Engineer position in a software company might be just what you need to get exposure to high-tech marketing activities. It's exactly how I moved from programming and tech support into Marketing.

The role of the Pre-Sales/Sales Engineer is typically to:
* supplement a salesperson's product and technical knowledge when meeting with prospects
* develop and manage demo systems
* demonstrate software to prospects
* answer functional and technical questions for prospects; provide ball-park estimates for modifications
* respond to requests for proposals
* develop marketing-ware (marketing-created prototypes which hopefully end up in the final product that the prospect receives!)

Requirements include:
* An indepth understanding of the application and relevant technology
* Ability to dig into the application (code, prototype, etc.)
* Good presentation and other communication skills
* The ability to think on your feet

After one or two years in this role, you could move into Produ

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by ashishthakur In reply to What's Best for me Next ? ...
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by zaq42 In reply to What's Best for me Next ? ...

I admire you for your willingness to do some dirty work before pushing the limits of your career growth.

The first thing I would suggest is to approach your current company with your concerns. Tell them what you've told us. If your not happy withany new possibilities, get thee a recruiter. Feel free to email me for a well respected, national recruiter. With the right firm you can permanent work or just a contracing vehicle for your consulting.

Your experience is an absolute must for any IT marketer. I just won't hire or trust anyone without the experience.

Most of all: relax--the world is at your fingertips.

Best of luck!

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by ashishthakur In reply to What's Best for me Next ? ...

Thanx Zaq42 (dunno what else to call u !!) that was some good insight.

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