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Take your career to the next level and step into a new Management role in Kerry - Pitman Training Career Plan Q & A Series

If you are thinking of taking the next step towards a managerial career or wondering what management skills and training you might need, for starters it is about your attitude and willingness to do more than just fulfil your basic job description. It can take a little bit of time but with planning and gaining some good management skills along the way, you could be on your way to that promotion in no time. Read on for some valuable hints and tips.

Q What can you do to prepare in your current role?

A To know if you are ready for management there are some key areas of focus you will need to have demonstrated up to this point, such as:

  • Understanding the company as a whole - if you are not privy to certain information already, then start researching and reading up the company’s goals and strategies, get access to the most recent annual report and research the current competitors to see exactly where the company stands. You really need to understand the internal workings of the company, if there is an area you don’t know much on then make it your business to learn about and show interest in working with these other areas and how all departments need to work together to contribute to overall success.
  • Become an expert problem solver – if there are any issues that are causing inefficiency in your current role, then test some solutions and present them to your manager rather than reporting a problem and waiting for direction.
  • Read management books – it is well worth reading up on different ways to approach many common problems in the workplace and changing your mindset. Good books can create a fresh perspective.
  • Be professional – you will need to display leadership and professional behaviour and lead by example as though you would if you were in a management role already. Display a good work ethic, be the team member everyone can count on and the go to person.
  • Take on projects – find ways to manage projects and people and show that you are ready for more responsibility.


Q What qualifications would you need?

A While a management degree isn’t necessary, you will need training to help you address any weaknesses in your skillset. We all have them so it’s more a matter of identifying where the gap is and finding the right training programme for you. Diploma and Management training courses such as the Pitman Training Management Diploma and Pitman Training Office Manager Diploma are in-depth and thorough with a combination of the office IT and management skills you would need. General management training courses in Kerry with Pitman Training also cover such areas as Communications in an OrganisationDifferent Leadership Attributes and SkillsHR Essentials in Ireland, Introduction to Business Structure & LawPersonalities, Profiles & Plans, Time Management, Team Development,  Understanding Business Accounts  Microsoft Word or Advanced, Microsoft Excel or Advanced, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint.


Q What are the roles and responsibilities of a Manager?

A As you would expect management roles will vary depending on the industry you are in. A day in the life of an Office Manager will be different to that of a Departmental Manager, HR or Marketing Manager or even a Project Manager. However general roles and responsibilities could include health and safety of the workforce, carrying out the mission and goals of the business unit, personal development of their team, working with HR to recruit new team members, planning staffing levels, maintain excellent communication with all, budget management and in general creating a culture in line with the overall business goals of the company.

Q What is the Kerry jobs market currently like for management roles?

A The jobs market has been very positive in the Kerry region lately with plenty of new job opportunities around. Some recent examples for management jobs in Kerry being advertised are these Office Manager/Accounts Assistant in Listowel, Front Office Manager in Killarney, Project Manager, Manager Tralee and also in Tralee Manager required. Good management personnel will always be in demand and now is the time to run with the opportunity and make the most of this time to move up your own career ladder!

The training courses in Kerry are flexible and at times to suit each student so you can train part-time, full-time, evenings, weekends and from home. There is a wide range of areas to choose from IT, Technical training courses, Programming to Web and Graphic Design, Management courses, Digital Marketing, Accounting, Event Management, Medical Secretarial and Legal Secretary training.

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