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Should I begin my climb up the corporate ladder?


I recently found out my immediate manager will be leaving the company in three months’ time. I have also heard that it might be me who is asked to take on his role, but I am not sure what to think. It would be my first step into management and no doubt a boost for my career. But I have seen how stressed my manager gets and I am not sure I could cope with the same pressure. It would probably be even worse for me as I have much less experience than he does. Should I accept if the role is offered to me, or should I wait for a later opportunity when I am more ready?