Let’s paint the picture: You’ve been working in a service industry for awhile. You’ve put in your time, and you’re wondering what’s next. You enjoy the industry, but you want to continue to climb up from entry level. So, what is next for you?
Possibly management. Management in any industry is a great opportunity to make more money and continue to improve your career outlook. Managers need to have lower-level experience coupled with the desire to learn more about the business side of things. But, there’s a definite shift between the two positions. Here’s a couple of tips on how to bridge the gap:
-Talk to your current managers about their position. Don’t make it sound like your after their job, but ask what skills you would need to become a manger. Inquire about any open training programs as well.
-Check out industry specific resources like this one that specialize in best practices. Bringing a new mindset and willingness to learn will be key if you want to become a manager.
-Continue to work hard in your current position and show that you’re committed to the business and company. Your managers will note that, and hopefully will want to work directly with you soon.