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Switch from Production industry to other fields?

  1. Aug 18, 2013 #1
    I started working for a multinational FMCG after graduating in Mechanical Engineering. With one year as of now in it, I somehow feel this is not a path to take for lifetime. I am paid well and my work is mix of management and engineering (Since it's the maintenance and I am the process owner), however, I would like to switch to a field where it's more about technical stuff and moreover, less intensive than production.

    What options can I see in future with this experience, without having to do something radical like getting a master's degree (whose worth I now question having seen industry do not care about it)?

    Can someone advise ?
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  3. Aug 23, 2013 #2


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    What is FMCG? Not knowing that, I can't speak authoritatively about your situation.

    But generally, it's not unusual to have a short-termed job at the beginning of your career. But, by 'short term' I mean three or four years. Being at a job for only one year looks bad on a resume. It's not a deal breaker, but be prepared to answer questions about it. Or better yet, bring it up yourself.
  4. Aug 24, 2013 #3
    FMCG = Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry

    I have been wondering the same, when is the right time to quit your first job so as to not give any bad impression regarding previous job
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