Hi, I would like to thank everyone on this site. Just found it and it looks great.
I need career advice if anyone has a minute to spare to provide it. I have been a Business/Software Analyst for the last two years.
My first year was more of a Project Coordinator and automation consultant. The second year has provided me experience in Information Systems auditing (On the way to becoming a Certified Information Systems Auditor), but also in various projects:
1. Software/Business Analysis and system selection (defining complete ERP requirements, understanding the process flow of all business areas, considering strategy and looking at potential growth...etc.)for two (Telecom, Manufacturing)
2. Developing Policies & Procedures in Operational facets of a company and BPR (Manufacturing)
3. Process & IT security reviews for two main companies for their draw event (Banks)
4. Disaster Recovery Plan for a major Bank
I have a BA in Business Information Management (UK, 1999) and have graduated last year with my MBA (US, 2004). I am 24 years old.
Problem: Too specialized in IT security & IT auditing, uncomfortable with work environment and low pay.
Challenge: I would like to steer my career into a direction more fitting to my long term goal. My long term goal is to become a Management Consultant. I would like to relocate also and career/pay is my priority. Geographical boundaries are no issue.
If anyone who is senior can provide me help in choosing a direction I would be truly grateful. It is very easy for me to get sidetracked into IT security, something I would like to avoid.