Getting involved in different projects gave Shane insight into other areas of Aviva Investors. This was invaluable when he was ready to make a change.
Have that honest conversation with your manager. I found them really helpful and supportive of the move.
Shane Buckley shares his story of moving from Fund Accounting Oversight Manager to Product Development Manager. Working with other parts of the business gave Shane a broader understanding of Aviva Investors. He explains how this helped him develop his career.
Shane’s first role involved managing the relationship between Aviva Investors and HSBC. This was a busy time for his team, with a large expansion of fund ranges taking place. Overseeing the ongoing project meant Shane gained insight into how other teams in the business operated.
When Shane was ready to explore new opportunities, an honest conversation with his line manager helped him figure out the next stage in his career. Senior management also aided Shane’s search by making it known to the wider team that he was looking to move.
By working on different projects, Shane pinpointed what skills he wanted to develop. And despite not initially knowing what position he wanted to move to, he proactively found the job that perfectly suited his interests.