Recruitment/talent Acquisition, Career Counselling
I would suggest: just GRAB the opportunity.
Not many get such a chance of handling overseas operations [in whatever role] within a few months of joining in some other role. Obviously, you have impressed him with your efficiency--just utilize the chance.
Reg the impact on your career, since you haven't mentioned your overall exp level, it's tough to give concrete conclusions--but prima facie, it would only help you to expand your horizons from a purely marketing role to a general management role--which, in turn, expands your future job potential. Hope you get what I mean.
Reg the Designation, suggest leave it initially to your CEO. Once you prove yourself, then maybe would be the right time to suggest something from your end--AND get what you want.
All the Best.
28th November 2011 From India, Hyderabad
About designation CEO is suggesting for "Secretary" for Indian Part. But i am not really happy with the word "secretary" though my new work profile includes the secretarial work like preparing Agenda, MOM,coordinating meeting, looking after back end operation & accounting procedure etc.
Now I have to suggest him my designation for new role, meanwhile I have to think of its impact on others when they go through my resume, one should not get confused as what is my expertise lies in? or for which role I am better suitable for ?
Please advise ASAP.
29th November 2011 From India, Mumbai
See this would definitely impact on your career. See the "Secretary" position and profile is completely different and their work which you also know about is completely different from your present role and position methinks. You are E-commerce Manager now and can yourself imagine what impacts you can see on your career and what changes you can have in your future just bcz of this change of Designation/Position and work. This is really not good for you. There is a big difference between a Manager and a Secretary role.
You can assist in a work with your superior but must not play a role of Secretary or PA etc..
The best solution is that you need to speak to your present Boss/superior that you are not happy with this decision/ designation or role that you supposed to play in future being a "Secretary". They wud definitely understand your position bcz its a question of your CAREER and you cant take any chance in this regard.
Hope you got an idea Sunita what you have to do..best of luck
29th November 2011 From India, Gurgaon
How about Liaison Officer?
Or India Co-ordinator?
I am sure you can take it from here--finding something that's OK with your boss & yet doesn't limit your role in front of outsiders [who usually go mostly by designations] :-)
All the Best.
29th November 2011 From India, Hyderabad
I was thinking of EA to director. (Executive assistant to Director), suggested by one of my friend who runs his own consultancy firm. As per him, The role of EA is to participate & contribute for all the important meeting & decisions of the firm.
We have a Board meeting this friday i.e on 2nd Dec, & I have to introduce myself to the Board.
Please let me know your view in this context.
30th November 2011 From India, Mumbai
The best and easy example of this: Customer Service that we all are aware of. Whenever we required any help or any information, we use to dial Customer Service Tele numbers and get the same. You may have across an advertisement of Vodafone which is really popular these days is “Dial 121 to know what mobile can do for you”
30th November 2011 From India, Gurgaon