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Promotion to a Different Team before R2 deadlines

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Hello,

I will be shortly promoted from an individual contributor to a Leadership Role (Manager). Although this would entail a shift to a team that does more of the mundane work and less challenging assignments than my current team.

Since this promotion / switch comes very close to R2 deadline, I have a few questions :

1. In my apps, I want to highlight as little as possible of this new team and what it does, and focus strongly on my previous role. My apps will be centered around my consulting focussed work which I did in my previous team, while the new role is more reporting in nature. However, I wish to highlight this switch as its a leadership position and will show my growth in the organization. How do I have the best of both worlds ?

2. Do we really need to mention the specific team in the organization (Even in Resume)? Do the ad-coms validate ? The new team has a very Reporting-based Team Name, while my previous team had a very Consulting focussed name. I truly want to avoid the new team title as it might hamper with my essay storyline.

3. Given the nature and timing of this promotion, will this switch really add value ? I can decline this promotion if it will be detrimental to my apps.

Appreciate any help on this.
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Career progress is a big part of the applicant evaluation so you should certainly include the promotion. I think your essays should focus on what you have done in your consulting role but you should mention within the application on your resume your new role and that it is a promotion with additional leadership responsibilities. You should mention the new team and role, otherwise that would be a little dishonest. Overall, this is a positive thing, just needs to be framed accordingly
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New post 28 Oct 2017, 09:17
Thanks for the response. Much appreciated.

My current role is a consulting analytics role, but the new leadership role will be a process based role that will be responsible for simply executing marketing campaigns. The work is mundane and I dont see myself committed long enough in this role post applying. It will be hard to explain to the Ad-Coms why I made this switch. The job title will also clearly suggest this to the Ad-Coms, and even otherwise might streamline my job aspects after I switch to another organization.

However, I will have a considerable number of people (10) reporting directly to me. This seems the only silver lining, apart from impressing the Ad-Coms with a leadership role, to this switch.
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