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How do you advance to a leadership position, when your job doesn't really have one?

I work for a small sector of a government contracting company. We work in a separate building. There is only 13 total people working at that sector, including me. We do all production and engineering work there. I do a little bit of everything as a technician. The problem is is that there are only a few manager positions there. There is the head engineer, production manager, and the director who is overall in charge. Until we really expand, which probably won't be for awhile, no new positions will really become available. I am learning a lot of everything there, which helps, but there really isn't a set advancement schedule there. I like doing the work, but if thats all I am ever going to do there, then I don't want to work there for more than several years. I guess all I can do is try and work my way up, and hope they hire people for me to be in charge of.

Asked By: idiocracy69 - 10/10/2007
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In small companies, the best way to get ahead is to take on as much responsibility as possible and take advantage of any and all training that is offered (even if it's only loosely related to your actual job description). Take a look around and see what is falling thorugh the cracks, where they could use improvement... More
Answered By: sunny8463 - 10/11/2007
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Awsome question! Take a look on CL and find your job title and see how much they are offering for a starting position. If you are making approx that much money BUT the new job has more options for advancement and more money take it. You can interview for a job and not take it!! Dont trap yourself in a nowhere job.
Answered By: moneydoktor - 10/10/2007
 
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