Tips for an Upcoming Manager
May 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Climbing the corporate ladder is a challenging yet rewarding journey, and one that could see you starting on a successful executive career. If you are an upcoming manager or have aspirations to grow into a managerial role, here are my tips to put you on the right path and help you ascend to new, executive heights.
Communicate Your Goals
You’re never going to get promoted or work your way up in the corporate arena if no one knows that’s what you want.
Work out your career goals and communicate them to the people that matter – your boss, other managers and other executives in the company/industry.
Make it known that you’re keen to progress into a managerial position and find out what steps you’ll need to take to get there.
Keep Your Resume Updated
You never know what opportunities may be presented to you at any time, so keeping your resume updated is essential. I highly recommend investing in an executive resume, to effectively highlight your achievements and your experience. Also, you need to be ready for interviews, as you never know when you’ll get that important call. If you’re not entirely confident, enrolling in an interview coaching program can help.
Making connections is critical to your corporate career growth. Do this within your company with HR Managers, senior staff and other executives who can help you progress. It also helps to make valuable outside connections too, in case opportunities arise there. These connections will also provide you with other avenues to promote yourself and circulate your executive resume.
Work Hard, Be Proactive
If you want to shine as a potential manager, you can’t linger in the background. Instead, be proactive about your work – make decisions, take risks, volunteer for extra responsibilities, and look for areas in which you can drive growth, and generate new ideas.
Join Professional Associations
Being a member of professional associations is also beneficial as it shows that you are interested in being involved in your industry, staying abreast of industry trends and increasing your learning. Associations are also great places to make further contacts and showcase your executive resume.
Be Personable & Honest
Finally, be personable and honest – no one will promote you if you’re hostile or if you scheme behind other’s backs. This is a crucial time to demonstrate your future managerial skills and style, so being open, adaptable and professional will show others that you have what it takes to move up the ladder.
Resumes Australia assists hundreds of executives every year write and tailor their executive resumes, and prepare for corporate progression with interview coaching and career coaching. You could be just one step away from that next promotion, so now is the time to act.