My name is Ali Ghulam, 24 years old and working as a sales engineer… I finished my Bachelor degree in elecrical power engineering at 2018. But recently, I found myself talented in business, leadership and management more than engineering. So, is it healthy for me to continue my path in business? while my technical experience is not very well? to be honest, my academic background helps me sometimes in my current position, but I still feel myself so weak in technical side while I’m growing in business side.
My goal is working with international companies and reach their leadership, also to make my own business.
Please advice, thanks!
Best answer by Mohammad Sameer Hasan
I am glad you spoke about this. I have encountered many people facing similar issues when they are looking to transition from area to another. They start to think about their past experience and future opportunities. If you working as a Sales engineer, you are already involved in gaining partial experience in your technical aspect. You can work on to become a Sales Manager, Leader in Sales division without even getting to know everything about Engineering as such. Your business and leadership skills will help your recruiter to decide and position you into leadership roles. If you are still looking to gain Engineering experience, try internship opportunities with engineering firms, which gives you an understanding into many facets of an engineering. If you are in Business, ultimately, it all comes down to profit and loss at the the top in Companies. If you make your projects profitable, you are the most valuable person in the Company. For Engineering graduates working in projects are considered the best. They get to work with different types of teams at a time. However, you will see them working in operations, purchase, sales divisions too and it's very common if there are scarcity of the jobs available in the market.