March 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm #8397
Online industry publication, IE3, have published an article providing advice on how technicians can move up the career ladder to management.
The article emphasises the fact that moving up the industry career ladder is a lot simpler than technicians might expect, revealing that the key element to moving up is catching the attention of the business owner and/or manager.
The article provides a few practical tips for technicians looking to move up, to stand out from the crowd. These tips are: showing up on time everyday, maintaining a good attitude, paying attention to personal appearance, being a team player, completing paperwork properly, pointing out ways to improve, and taking classes.
In regards to showing up on time everyday, the article emphasises that owners and managers notice when employees consistently show up on time. In regards to maintaining a good attitude, the article emphasises that a consistently good attitude will draw attention as everyone wants a person with a good attitude working for them.
In regards paying attention to personal appearance, the article recommends that technicians should practice being a manager by dressing like one. In regards to being a team player, the article emphasises the importance of putting other employees’ and the business’ interests above your own.
In regards to completing paperwork properly, the article recommends technicians get in the habit of doing this as it shows management that they are capable of this part of the job, and it will make it easier for them when they are eventually promoted. In regards to pointing out ways to improve, the article emphasises the importance of sharing your thoughts and ideas with your supervisor/manager.
In regards to taking classes, the article emphasises that any owner and/or manager worth their salt will notice when employees are taking the initiative to improve their education and gain new skills, and that this will impress them.
IE3‘s article can be read in full here.
Have you made the transition from technician to manager? If so, how did you go about it and how do you feel about your experience? Feel free to login and comment below.
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