I'm planning on doing a MBA in two years and I would like to ask you how does a job offer I just recieve would fit in my profile for future application.
A summary of my experience:
Argentinean with a major in Economics from the best school of the country.
2 years - Telecomunication Technology startup, lead implementations of the the product.
1.5 years - Management consulting firm strongly related to technology with a leadership role in strategic sourcing projects.
4 months - Sr consultant in a small argentinean market intelligence and strategic consulting firm where I lead a team of consultant in research and/or strategy projects for Fortune 500 Pharma companies.
Now Ive been offered a project manager role in HP Argentina. This role will not be analytical but more operative and clearly less strategic than the few previous roles but could be a door into a big american tech company where I could be exposed to bigger projects, and different future roles.
I would like to ask you what do you think since I can not make my mind if this is a plus for my future application or if it will send the message of a un planned and rather erratic professional experience.
Thanks for the help in advance
A lot depends on the unknown, meaning what you would actually do for HP and how you would grow, but unless this position is a major promotion/raise, I am afraid you will come across as job-hopping and little too uncommitted. On the other hand, if you would really like to move into management of a major tech company, then this is probably a good move for you to make, because it takes you in the direction you want to go.
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