What should I be when I grow up?
I will be leaving my long-time position as Director of Technology for the management consulting firm Schaffer Consulting at the end of the year. So what do I do now?
Over the years I’ve thought of myself as a system administrator, a server, networks and desktop support guy. I’ve done a lot of telecom management over the years. I’ve worked a lot with collaboration systems.
And lately I’ve been getting more involved with marketing support – websites, social media, email campaigns, CRM. In this new role I’ve suddenly found some of my older experience relevant. I was a trade magazine editor and conference director before getting to where I am now.
I’ve developed a pretty broad range of experience in both tech and business.
But what does it prepare me for? Consultant, analyst, writer, sysadmin? New roles such as community manager? Am I looking for a job, a gig or engagements as an independent businessman?
I think the reality is that I will be exploring any and all of those.
Your thoughts, ideas and encouragement are much appreciated.