Looking around my F500 company, I don't see a role I want 5-10 years down the road. I am really struggling to figure out what is next. I've been here 5 years and given this thought for a few of months now, and really haven't made much progress. Maybe I have analysis paralysis trying to find the 'perfect career' but wanted to see if any career changers could share what may have helped you break through, or if you have any suggestions on career paths.
I am an ENTJ/Enneagram type 3 (achiever), if that helps give you an idea of my personality type. I would like to move more into a sales/revenue generating type role eventually. I haven't enjoyed being a 'support personnel' as supply chain, in an engineer dominated industry (oil/petrochem). I perform well when challenging, but realistic goals are laid out.
I work in a second-tier city (Dallas/Houston/Chicago/etc.) married with a wife making $100k. No debt. Just a reference that I would be ok to take a haircut initially.
- Meritocratic career (I've had a fairly subjective based role, though I'm not naive to think this doesn't exist elsewhere)
- Career structure and a manager/mentor that I can learn from- the market, technical skills, soft skills, etc.
- Realistic shot to gross $200k within 3 or 4 years of starting job (on top of my 5 years experience)
- Analytical, detail oriented. Enjoy performing analysis and then making recommendations.
- Polished, well spoken, can effectively communicate/present
- Competitive (probably to an unhealthy degree), but enjoy working with and helping other teammates and internal/external customers
- I am extremely self and socially aware and can be extremely adaptable to any situation, crowd, or work type
Careers that have caught my attention
- Commercial/corporate banking (eventually relationship manager or sales type role)
- RE brokerage potentially spin into development or acquisitions after a couple of years (if I decide brokerage isn't my cup of tea)
- MBA to IB with the intention to cut teeth for 2 years and pivot out into some future defined role. I may wind up staying longer if I decide then, but hard to tell 4-5 years from now.