What is it about management jobs that people are always aspiring towards? Is it the perks that come with the position, such as an attractive pay package, discounts (where applicable), power of authority, challenging goals to reach etc? Whatever the reasons maybe behind people desiring the role of an authoritarian-type role in any business, it is one thing to desire a role and another to actually fulfil the demands of a manager.
For people keen on taking on management jobs will need to take into consideration the varying roles management positions take on. Take for instance management in the retail industry, this role may be very customer-centred and may require plenty of customer interaction, communication amongst people and of course managing staff so that they reach target sales. However, within the retail industry there are different managerial roles for instance assistance managers, duty managers, deputy area managers, area managers and regional managers. Each role is a step up from the other and requires a lot of retail experience for people to move up in the career ladder.
Management within the healthcare industry would be different to that of the retail industry. Healthcare management is an extremely demanding job and requires extensive knowledge of everything medical related. Things like hospital management requires the manager to be on top form when managing staff, keeping on top of medical supplies, working within budgets, monitoring hospital care and patient care, dealing with patient issues, dealing with legal issues, administrating hospitals and healthcare networks, and leadership of healthcare professionals. This is just one aspect of healthcare management and could encompass much more than what is stated above.
Other management jobs could be in a standard corporate environment, whereby the role could be to draw up plans, manage projects, reach to target goals, forecast the financial market in the future, scope competitive companies, predict the target market direction, coming up with marketing strategies and more. Depending on the management jobs you are interested in it could take you a matter of months or years to reach to that level.
The key thing to remember is for you to show tenacity, motivation, working to your own initiative, expert knowledge of the field you intend work in and plenty of experience from working within that industry. People tend not to take on a role without having prior experience in the field that they are going to work in, otherwise they will be faced with a big surprise. Some may be able to take on a completely new role and pick things up quickly without any supervision however not everybody are as gifted and talented as this.
The fact remains for a person to work in a managerial role without having worked in the company they are applying for, they will need to present a resume that exhibits many years of experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the industry. Most employers will not take the risk of hiring an inexperienced person unless they impress them so much on the day of the interview and can demonstrate a high level of intelligence!