Hi Everyone,

 

I want to get opinions from a multitude of people from different backgrounds as I have been hitting a brick wall.

 

Here are my questions in advance:

1.  Will getting an MBA help me to cross to a different industry?

2.  Rather than getting a focus on International Sales, which is my main interest and experience, should I focus on something more mainstream like Finance, MIS, Management of Technology?

3. Do Graduate Certificates (e.g. in MIS) really carry any weight versus a Bachelors?

4. Besides writing good cover letters, how can I convey to employers in other industries that I am willing to start lower in title and salary?

 

Here is my history:

11 years at a medical consumables company working up from Marketing Assistant to Marketing Director.  Hugely successful in developing international sales.

3 years at medical device company working as Director of International Sales.  Pulled into corporate marketing as I had tons of experience.  Very successful in both areas in increasing sale and bettering the marketing activities.

2 years experience consulting (contract marketing) for medical areas

 

Here are my innate talents:

International sales

Strategic/Tactical marketing

eMarketing/eCommerce

 

One particular expertise that I didn't develop that is hurting me is that I didn't get experience in U.S. sales (e.g. Territory Manager)

 

Here is the situation:

My company imploded in 09 and laid off pretty much all middle management.  No one was hiring at that time so I started doing some contract stuff (market assessments, product feasibilities/management, etc).  Of course this won't pay all the bills or provide a healthy income but it does show (and I can prove) that I haven't been idle.

 

There are very few medical device companies in Houston so it is not a healthy market for my 16 years of experience. IF, now IF I had U.S. sales experience, then it is a rich market.

 

I have tried to change industries but my previous Director titles (and salary levels) probably inhibit me tremendously even though I am more than happy to start lower (I truly enjoy moving up and learning).

 

 

Any help or insight is GREATLY appreciated!  I missed the Clear Lake mixer as I had a committment but I also don't know if it is an environment that is healthy for job networking rather than business networking.

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