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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Are you ready for a management position?

Perhaps you’ve been in a role for a few years, or maybe you’ve been finding yourself taking on more responsibilities in your current position. If you’re in a place where you’re wondering what the next step is on your career ladder, read on to find out if its a management position that could be your next step.

You’re great at communicating

Communication is key when managing a team of people.
Regardless of your industry, if you’re in a team that is led by someone that is a great communicator, you’re likely to feel confident in your role and have trust that your leader can guide your team to success. It might be that you can communicate to your team about setting realistic goals or delivering high standards of work, or you might be great at providing positive feedback to colleagues. These are all characteristics desirable in management roles.

You’re familiar with the work

Before you manage a team, it’s advantageous to be familiar with the industry and the responsibilities required of you. Perhaps you have been taking on tasks similar to what is required at a management role, or maybe you know the industry well enough to complete management tasks efficiently?
If you’re familiar and competent in the work you produce, it will certainly look great on any management role applications.

You’re ready for greater responsibility

Taking on greater responsibility shouldn’t be taken lightly. It will often require more demanding workloads, time-scales and expectations. If this is what you’re looking for in developing your career, a management position could be for you.

You’ve demonstrated leadership

If you’ve been in a position where you have taken initiative and demonstrated leadership, you might be in a great position to apply for management roles. Whether you’ve taken on tasks with greater responsibility whilst your manager has been out of the office, or gone above and beyond to demonstrate good leadership, adding these skills to your CV is a sure way of being accepted for management roles.

Are you ready to take the next step on your career ladder?

At Nicholas Howard, our team of experienced recruitment experts are here to help place you in a position most suitable to your skillset. We can help with everything from CV review and writing to interview techniques. Get in touch today to find out how we can help with your job search.

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