I started the team member role in September 2008 then started a temporary management position in April 2009 with a re-org and complete change this week. 

I have just dug out my CV for its monthly dust off and feel stuck with where to go.I am currently a 'team member' that has been given a long term temporary management position. I have retained ownership of my previous role to a certain degree but the need for change and improvement within the role now has a lower priority.

I started my first people manager role in April 2009 and started with 7 employees (all of which were a 4 hours drive away) which was quickly reduced to 6 due to a resource challenge. The role came with a lead in a particular area and I was given objectives to work on. I have achieved many of the objectives and now been told we are to re-org again this week / next week.

I'm very grateful that the re-org still requires me in a people manager role and with a completely new team of 10 or 11 people (now a 2 hour flight away) covering 3 roles in addition to my 'team member' role. I will now be leading on a new area with an additional project management type responsibility within weeks.

I feel my problem is communicating and selling the additional responsibilities and commitments I have already achieved/gained and hopefully the ones to come. Surely this 'rapid change' will be seen as a bounce from role to role over a very short time! My other concern is how to handle to 'demotion' that will come in time irrelevant of how well I perform if the business feels it needs to make a snap decision like has been done before.


terrih's picture

My suggestion would be to write it out as best you can in your "career management document"... When it comes time to revisit in 3 months, you should have a better perspective and can refine it then.

It doesn't have to be perfect today. (At least, you don't SAY you're actively looking for a new job!)


bflynn's picture

In terms of what physically goes down on the document - break it as if you've gotten the promotion.  Your job duties have changed (for the positive) and you want to call attention to that in your resume.