In my early career I was a coding monkey working on a back office system for the financial services industry. For almost 20 years since then I've been implementing client reporting systems, again into the financial services sector.
I now have the opportunity to apply for an internal transfer to a Go To Market role for a new product that is complimentary to the one I've been working on for so long.
I've got extensive experience in and knowledge of the market / sector, I have a deep understand of the current and the new product from both a technical and user pov and I know many of the Clients that are target audience through previous projects. But I have zero sales / marketing experience. Competitor analysis, market sizing, building a message and value proposition - all very new to me.
I said to my boss that I was looking for something new, something different that was going to put me out of my comfort zone - this seems to tick all those boxes!
It would be a good move on so many levels (should I get offered the job, of course). A chance to get away from a legacy product that is a little unloved and neglected within the company to work on the shiny new toy that everyone is excited about and where all the R&D budget is going. The chance to do something new and challenging and to up my profile in the company. The chance to make / influence decisions. The chance to fall flat on my face and fail miserably :-)
So, your thoughts, feedback, comments, suggestions please. Has anyone made a similar career jump? Anyone currently work in a GTM role who can offer me any insight? Anyone tried a career pivot in their early 50's under different circumstances who can offer up any pearls of wisdom?
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