Prepare to Move into Management

Prepare to move into management

 

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Prepare to move into management.  Learn what you need to know.  Teach yourself to manage and lead others in the organization. Ask what you need to learn about business.  Try to contribute to the company’s bottom line. This will prepare you for a future job opportunity arises. Take the time to prepare.  This time will pay off.

Think about it.  Managers  earn more money.  They make more decisions.  Managers are have an impact on corporate success.  Prepare yourself to move up the company ladder.  Become a strong influence in your company’s success.  It often doesn’t take much to take the next step.

Consider the skills and the knowledge you would need.  Try  to move into management.  Take the time to learn what you need to know.  Prepare now for  a promotion.  Be the one who can step up and take the lead.  Prepare now for the future opportunities.  Gain the skills to be a manager.

Management Skills

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Look for ways to prepare. You can move into management.  The opportunity to move up the corporate ladder will be yours.  You can have the job of your dreams.  Take the  time to prepare to succeed in future jobs. A small investment of time, energy, and hard work can pay big dividends. Your investment will pay off. You can have a better job in the  the future.  You can work in management for years to come. Invest  in yourself. It is an investment that pays off over a lifetime.

Plan your job future

Plan your job future

 

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Plan for your job future.  Since workplace continues to change, you need to continue to change to stay up to date with the needs of employers.  This may mean updating your technology skills, learning about job trends, learning more about the business, or expanding your understanding of leadership and management.

One way to do this is with a mentor.  Find someone who is doing what you would like to be doing in five years and ask them for tips to prepare to do well.  Ask them to be your coach and tell you how to improve and what you can do better.  You can learn a great deal from a mentor.  Of course, you want to follow the advice your receive and do what the mentor recommends.  This can allow you to have both personal and career growth.

Another way to stay up to date is to join a professional organization.  A professional organization will put you in contact with others in your field where you can develop professional relationships, have good discussions about things going on in the field and network with others.  Others may know of job opportunities, have good information, and suggestions to help you expand your career.

You could also take a class at a local college, online, or through a professional organization.  This can help you learn about something that will help you do better on the job, it can help you prepare to move up in the company, and give you more credibility at work.  Sometimes a little knowledge can go a long way.

Finally, write down your plan Take action to do what you plan to do.  Make the needed changes.  Learn new things.  As you do so you will have great personal growth and you will also prepare yourself for future job opportunities.

 

Assess Job Opportunities

Assess Job Opportunities

 

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It is always a good idea to take the time to assess job opportunities.  Look at the marketplace and consider ways you can be the one to match your skills to the current and future job opportunities.  You can be the one in high demand as you prepare yourself with the skills you  need to succeed.

Job Opportunity Resources

Part of assessment is to identify the job opportunities in your geographic area, in your field, and in your areas of interest. Here are some links to information on finding a good job opportunity.

Job Opportunity Questions

As you look to the job market, consider what it is doing now and where it is headed in the future.  This can help you ensure that you are prepared for the jobs of the future as well.  As yourself a few questions:

  • What is the job market like locally?
  • What is the job market like in my state or region?
  • Would a move help my job opportunities?
  • What job opportunities am I interested in?
  • How do my job interests align with the market opportunities?
  • What could I do to increase my preparation for a job?
  • How could I better align my skills with market opportunities?
  • What can I do to keep my skills up for future job opportunities?
  • What opportunities can I expect in the future?

Make yourself a good match for  job opportunities

Make yourself a good match for job opportunities.  Assess job opportunities and consider how you can fit in. Take action to prepare for the good jobs now and in the future.  Make yourself the one who is in demand because of your talents, abilities, and skills.  Look for ways to be the one companies want to hire.

Now that you have the strategies, you just need to do it!

 

Learn to Succeed in Small Business

Learn to Succeed in a Small Business

 

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Learn to succeed in small business.  It starts with business skills.  Understand how to open and successfully run a small business.  Consider honing your skills.  You can open and run a small business that thrives. Maybe you already have a business and want to learn more.  This can help you can expand your business.  Maybe others want to work for your business.  They need to understand how the business operates and functions.  Business knowledge is essential for strong managers to keep the business going strong.

Do you understand the financial components of running a business? Can you use technology?  Do you understand business management? If there are any gaps in what you know, then take the  time to fill in the gaps. Here are a few things you should know.

Learn to Succeed in a small business:  Learn Financial Management

Learn to Succeed in a small business: Use Technology

Learn to Succeed in small business:  Understand Business Management

Take the time to learn about how to succeed in small business.  You can succeed.  Every small company needs people to lead it to the next level.  You can be the one to help a business grow. Be the one to keep your business  strong in a competitive marketplace.  Make yourself the one that business leaders turn to.  Learn to achieve corporate success.  Invest in yourself! Help and watch your company grow.  Look for ways to enhance your knowledge and skills.  You want to be successful and  succeed in small business.

Develop skills for success

Develop skills for success

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Take the time to develop skills for success.  As you expand your skill set and capabilities to be successful on the job, you will find that your preparation opens the doors to new job opportunities.  Create an ongoing professional development plan so that you are always finding ways to use develop and use new skills.

Some common skills that you will need to be successful include:

  • Good communication capabilities,
  • Critical thinking and problem solving,
  • The ability to analyze information,
  • The ability to get the job done,
  • The ability to set priorities and manage time,
  • Technical capabilities to use computers, software, and company specific programs,
  • The ability to continue to learn new things on the job,
  • Dependability,
  • Adaptability,
  • The ability to work with others on a team, committee, or project, and
  • Commitment to success.

Articles on Skills for Success

Take a look at some of these articles that can help you find success on the job.

As you adopt and implement skills for success you will find that you quickly rise to be successful in what you do. It is often the small things that make a difference over time.  A few minutes a day can pay big dividends in helping you find success on the job.  Commit to  do what it takes to find the job success that you desire.  Committee to ongoing skill development and success will come your way.

Look at hidden job markets

 Look at hidden job markets

 

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Look at hidden job markets.  These are the jobs that don’t get advertised so it takes some digging to find them.  These are the jobs where someone is hired before word is out the company is hiring. You have to make connections to find out about these jobs,  These are desirable jobs, but because they aren’t advertised it takes a bit more digging to find out about them.

There are a variety of ways to do this.  You can talk to people who work in the organization you are interested in order to make contacts.  Make sure you  join social groups so you can get to know people.  Look for ways to network through your acquaintances. Volunteer in the community in order to get acquainted with people. Find ways to attend conferences while your employer pays for it.  Ask if you can participate in a professional organization so you can meet new people.   Be sure to join online discussion groups.  Consider whether you can join a private clubs.  Be strategic and find ways to connect with others in your target marketplace.  This will help you find out about those hidden jobs.

When you do find out about these jobs, you will have an advantage since fewer people will know about the job and be applying to do it. This give you a real advantage right from the start.

Hidden Job Market Articles

As you take the time to look at hidden job markets, you will find that there are many jobs out there if you do a little “digging” to find out about them.  The digging will be worth of the “gold” as you find a job you like and want to keep doing for years to come. So waht are you waiting for – find that hidden job market!

 

 

Create a career plan

Create a career plan

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Create a career plan in order to achieve your career goals.  First, you must identify what it is you like and want to do.  Next, you must outline the steps to reach your goal.  Finally, you must take action to prepare for your desired job.  As you work through each step of your career plan you will move closing to meeting your desired goal.

Identify what you would like to do

Evaluate your own skills, interests, and desires in light of the job market and job needs to determine what you would like to do that will be in demand as a job and allow you to earn the salary you desire.  Consider jobs that will pay you will, give you the life style you desire, and best use your talents and abilities on the job.

Some individuals like to conduct this kind of self-evaluation annually to see how things have changed, to modify what they want to do, and to stay focused on their career plan.  Take the time for self-evaluation as part of creating a good career plan.

Outline the steps to reach your goal

Once you know what you want to do and the job you have targeted, then outline the steps that it will take to reach your goal.  As yourself the following questions to help you prepare your career plan.

  • What next step can I take to gain the skills and experience you need to work in your target job?
  • Evaluate whether you need formal training, a degree or certificate to work in your target job. If so, what is the next thing you can do to move towards getting that degree or certificate?
  • Ask yourself who could serve as a mentor for you to help you move into your target job? Is there someone in your current workplace? On the Internet? In your community who could help guide you to your dream job?
  • Ask if there are skills that build on other skills? If so, how could you outline your skill development as a step by step process to help others?

As you outline your goal consider setting short term – one month to one year goals – in addition to long term five and ten year goals.  Both short and long terms steps can keep you moving in  a positive direction in your career.

Take action to reach your goal

Once you have created a career plan, take action to reach your goal.  This involves setting aside the time and other resources needed to ensure that your plan becomes a reality.  If you have short term setbacks, start anew.  Keep at it over the short and long run and you will create good opportunities for yourself and your career. Do what it takes to reach your designated career goal.

 

Know Yourself: Conduct an interest and skills assessment

Know Yourself

Conduct an interest and skills assessment

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Know yourself by conducting an interest and skills assessment.  When you know who you are and what you like to do and what your skills are then you can better find a job that is a good match for your interests and skills.  Taking the time to do an interest and skills assessment can pay dividends in the long run as you find a rewarding career that matches who you are and what you can best do.

You can best start an interest assessment by asking a few questions such as those listed below.

  • What do I like to do?
  • What would I do if I didn’t have anything else I needed to do?
  • What do I enjoy doing?
  • Do I like working indoors or outdoors?
  • Do I like working with people, with my head, or with my hands?
  • Do I like working on my own or in large groups?
  • Do I like being my own boss or working for others?
  • Do I like to be in charge or to follow the plan others have put in place?

Once you have identified your interests, then take the time to identify your skills.  A skills assessment will help you identify your core strengths and skills that you will take with you into the workplace.  Ask yourself the questions below.

  • What am I good at?
  • What things do I do best?
  • Am I good at problem solving and decision making?
  • Am I good at learning new things?
  • Am I able to work with others?
  • Do I notice what others are doing and how they interact?
  • Am I good at working with machines?
  • Do I have specific knowledge in an area such as computers? Science? Match? Business?
  • Am I good at using computer software?
  • Am I good at a certain specialty area?

As you notice your skills you can also identify those skills that you would like to develop further.  If you have further skills to develop,  consider ways you could develop or strengthen skills to enhance your performance on the job.  A little bit of action can make a big difference.