Try speaking to your employer
Manager, permanent recruitment, Computer Futures, Bristol
Have you spoken to your current employer and clearly highlighted exactly where you are looking to take your career? I feel this would be far more fruitful than you would have probably first imagined.
Because of the shortage of IT professionals available in the market today, the problem facing all employers is staff retention. I am sure that if you sat down with your line manager and discussed your thoughts and goals a solution that would be of mutual benefit could be devised. It is really hard to step into more senior roles by continually moving jobs. It is far easier to do it by gaining the experience where you are, even if it is only limited, and then move on.
Alternatively, you could look to join a small/start-up organisation with a small IT department where your skills could be widely used and the individual performs a variety of roles, including that of IT manager. As the company grows you grow.
The panel: Apex, MSB International, Best International Group, Computer Futures, Computer People, Elan, ITNTO, Monarch Recruitment, Reed Computing
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