hi people. i am at cross roads at the moment, i have two jobs offers, but not sure what to do. Your thoughts please....
job1 - continue developing upon past 2-3 years experience in a technology specific implementation consulting role.
job2 - branch into pure-play management consulting thats more business inclined, thereby becoming technology agnostic.
Long term plan is do an MBA, and move into leadership/management role for a specific business process -e.g. supply chain, procurement, etc etc
Job 1 is more predictable, and a steady money increase. Job 2, is more risky, as its a new area, although i have cross-transferrable skills, i understand its a different mentality to technology specific consulting. In addition, money may take a while to kick in as im starting from bottem again. Perhaps a case of (i hope), 1 step back to obtain 2 steps forward.
Over to you guys, im not sure which way is best, especially in this economic climate, where job2, primium end of consulting doesnt seem to be top priority due to its costs.
Your thoughts are much appreciated.