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Old 11-29-2017, 03:16 PM
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Hmm in my prior company, it was rare for a manager to be hired externally. Usually they were promoted from within the department. Not sure whether this is generally good or bad for the industry.
Promotions like that are kind of rare in our company, departments have a set budget so when a manager leaves, they tend to hire outside talent, because if they promote within, they now have to hire someone in a lower grade position.
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I'm in the same situation, what's worse is that I'm extremely geographically limited. I guess I will be stuck as have chosen to be an "individual contributor" for a very long time.
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what makes you "extremely geographically limited"?
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Promotions like that are kind of rare in our company, departments have a set budget so when a manager leaves, they tend to hire outside talent, because if they promote within, they now have to hire someone in a lower grade position.
Really? I thought that internal promotions are usually cheaper than external hires.
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Really? I thought that internal promotions are usually cheaper than external hires.
Yeah. And it's cheaper to bring in an outsider for the lower level position than for the manager.
Story does not make sense to me.
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It's also easier for a new manager to adjust to their new role if they were promoted internally, rather than externally. I once had a manager who was brought in externally, and it was also his first managerial role... it was so painful and I'd like to avoid being in that situation ever again.
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I didn’t get many looks as year end was approaching.

Since the new year, my phone has been ringing often and I have been to a few on sites. I have now received multiple offers this week and things are looking very much up.
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Congrats. Unsolicited advice: Take a deep breath before you do anything. With multiple offers, you are in a position to make a strong choice, but likely to be pressured by various people to choose what they want (recruiters or employers, including current employer if they're still in play) over what you want. You never know for sure what the perfect choice is, but you don't want to agree to something only to have somebody else make a better offer that you could have had if you'd asked.
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I didn’t get many looks as year end was approaching.

Since the new year, my phone has been ringing often and I have been to a few on sites. I have now received multiple offers this week and things are looking very much up.
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Congrats. Unsolicited advice: Take a deep breath before you do anything. With multiple offers, you are in a position to make a strong choice, but likely to be pressured by various people to choose what they want (recruiters or employers, including current employer if they're still in play) over what you want. You never know for sure what the perfect choice is, but you don't want to agree to something only to have somebody else make a better offer that you could have had if you'd asked.
As usual, excellent advice!!
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