Analyst to Manager at different company?

mataimatai Posts: 232Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hey, just curious, have any of you had any success going from Sr. Analyst or Engineer to a Manager position at a different company? I have management experience in the past but am currently a Sr. Security Analyst. Everybody has quit my team, including my manager, except for me. I've applied to the manager position but am doubtful I'll get it, I think because the CISO has someone specific in mind. I think I need to go somewhere else but I really don't want to do Analyst/Engineer work any more. Is it possible at all to get on with a new company with that type of promotion?

Thanks
Current: ​CISM, CISA, CISSP, SSCP, GCIH, GCWN, C|EH, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, CCNA Sec, CCNA R&S, CCENT, NPP, CASP, CSA+, Security+, Linux+, Network+, Project+, A+, ITIL v3 F, MCSA Server 2012 (70-410, 70-411, 74-409), 98-349, 98-361, 1D0-610, 1D0-541, 1D0-520
In Progress: ​Not sure...

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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Senior Member Posts: 2,297Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Yes of course, with all those certs in your resume, why not? I went from analyst to a VP position which was something similiar to a manager position.
  • mbarrettmbarrett Posts: 397Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    In many cases it is preferable to go into a new organization as the Manager, because the subordinates never knew you as a peer. But it will be a steeper learning curve, if you are new to management - be prepared too work hard...your management skills will probably be put to the test, and at the same time you will be establishing new relationships with people who never knew you as an analyst.
  • mataimatai Posts: 232Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    TheFORCE wrote: »
    Yes of course, with all those certs in your resume, why not? I went from analyst to a VP position which was something similiar to a manager position.

    Wow, that's impressive, gives me some hope!
    Current: ​CISM, CISA, CISSP, SSCP, GCIH, GCWN, C|EH, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, CCNA Sec, CCNA R&S, CCENT, NPP, CASP, CSA+, Security+, Linux+, Network+, Project+, A+, ITIL v3 F, MCSA Server 2012 (70-410, 70-411, 74-409), 98-349, 98-361, 1D0-610, 1D0-541, 1D0-520
    In Progress: ​Not sure...
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    My background before moving to IT was in management. I can say its definitely easier to go into an organisation as a manager than take over the role internally
  • mataimatai Posts: 232Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Welly_59 wrote: »
    My background before moving to IT was in management. I can say its definitely easier to go into an organisation as a manager than take over the role internally

    That's really surprising to me but I'm happy to hear it.
    Current: ​CISM, CISA, CISSP, SSCP, GCIH, GCWN, C|EH, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, CCNA Sec, CCNA R&S, CCENT, NPP, CASP, CSA+, Security+, Linux+, Network+, Project+, A+, ITIL v3 F, MCSA Server 2012 (70-410, 70-411, 74-409), 98-349, 98-361, 1D0-610, 1D0-541, 1D0-520
    In Progress: ​Not sure...
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    As an internal promotion it can be hard to get the friend/colleague/superior balance right. As an external you don't have that issue
  • mataimatai Posts: 232Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Welly_59 wrote: »
    As an internal promotion it can be hard to get the friend/colleague/superior balance right. As an external you don't have that issue

    That does make sense.
    Current: ​CISM, CISA, CISSP, SSCP, GCIH, GCWN, C|EH, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-DT, CCNA Sec, CCNA R&S, CCENT, NPP, CASP, CSA+, Security+, Linux+, Network+, Project+, A+, ITIL v3 F, MCSA Server 2012 (70-410, 70-411, 74-409), 98-349, 98-361, 1D0-610, 1D0-541, 1D0-520
    In Progress: ​Not sure...
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