Last November, I transitioned to a new position as a supervisor. I was primarily interested in this position not because of the pay increase (which was minimal), but instead, I did it for the opportunity of being able to gain this new experience.
In my previous position, I was mostly focused on delivering results based on my technology skills. In my new position, I am still using my technology skills, but now there is an emphasis in dealing with interpersonal matters. I've had so many one-on-one meetings with my team to talk about their concerns and issues. I've had to spend time reading through cover letters and resumes, screening candidates, and scheduling in-person interviews. I've had to speak on behalf of my team with other managers/supervisors to resolve issues between teams.
Some days, I think it would've been easier to have stayed in my old position. My old position had become predictable, not too challenging, and comfortable. Other days, which is most days I would say, I am glad to have taken this position with all of it's challenges.
I hope to make a difference in my time here as a supervisor. I want to help my team work towards building something that we can all look back on and be proud of.