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    I have recently taken a job in a large company which offers a broad depth of career paths, it is my first proper job. I know I do not want to be in that particular area of the business long term (contract management), I took the job as a stepping stone into other more exiting roles within the business in other areas. I have to stay in the current role for at least 2-3 years before I can move into the area I want too go into. The thing is I have been offered the chance to study for IACMM which is a professional qualification in contract management. The question is do I do the course which takes about 8 months study a few hours a week in my own time when in a couple of years hopefully I will not need it again as I will be iin a totally different area. I have asked and the skills in the course don;t really transfer across.

    My only reason for doing it would be to show willing, than I am keen to learn more and commit to something. The only thing is it feels like time wasted studying something I am not interested in and I know the jobs higher up in that area do not really interest me.
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    If its only 8 months and within your capabiliyies then I would take it.
    Reason being they have asked you to, so it will look odd and lack of willing if you do not. When you l;eave the area, then you will have a good rack record of high performance.

    It wont do you any harm for having knowledge on a more professional level of one area of the business you intend to stay in. Think longer term.
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