Long time reader, first time poster. Thanks for the great work guys!
So here goes: I am currently working at a major technology company as an engineer - with some responsibilities in product management. Management however seems to be a difficult wall to crack through as a full time role due to flat hierarchies and so on.
In the meanwhile, I have received an offer from a top tier consulting firm on technology consulting, giving me manager level and 20% pay rise.
I am seriously considering this offer to turbo boost my career into management, and then return to industry in a few years time frame. What I am not sure of though is, if breaking away from traditional technology company is a good idea for a career boost. As in when I return, i will definitely have less technology (operations) knowledge, but more management and sales experience.
Also, which kind of roles can I target once I return to industry.
It would be great, if you guys can offer some advice.