Asking your manager if you can shadow them in your free time, then watch, listen, ask question and learn. Not only does this help you pick up on how they approach a management role, but it also makes your future career intentions clear.
2. Expand your reading list:
Grab a book related to management and learn from experts. Management books offer tips and strategies to working with people and succeeding in the business world.
3. Establish time managment skills:
Learning to be efficient with your time is a key step to success-read up on time management tips and figure out what you can apply to both your personal and professional life.
4. Additional opportunities:
Always be on the lookout for ways you can take on new responsibilities at work-particularly if they’re relevant to where you want to take your career.
5. Learn marketing and persuasion:
Managers need to know how to sell products and how to sell to people. This involves learning skills such as public speaking, sales and customer service. These skills can help give you a boost in relationship building in any industry you go into.
6. Perfect the art of small talk:
Kaycee Wegener, marketing director at Rentec Direct says “People want to work with someone who is easy to talk to. The more you are liked by your managers and directors, the more likely it is you will be promoted to a position to manage others.”
7. Develop the emotional intelligence:
This is an important skill for managers to have because it allows them to pick up on employee’s needs, be self-aware and build lasting relationships. Work on building up emotional intelligence by learning to listen, assessing your strengths and weaknesses and creating a plan for personal development.
8. Develop a leadership mindset:
If you aspire to leadership, you need to begin thinking like a leader now. John Hamilton, managing director of bfpeople, suggests volunteering to run projects or developing projects to gain experience leading a team.
9. Prove yourself in the current role:
Show your current manager that you are worthy of a promotion by excelling in your role. It can be easy to get caught up in dreaming about your future in management, but if you don’t prove your worth in your current position, it will be hard to move upwards.
10. Earn specific certifications:
To stand out in your field and demonstrate your expertise, seek out what certifications employers are looking for in your area. Companies are increasingly looking for people with tech skills, so also consider earning tech certifications to further stand out.
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