You’ve made it! You’re a manager!
As you strive to advance your career, it’s essential to prepare yourself adequately. Becoming a manager is an exciting opportunity that carries with it the promise of many professional rewards. But it also comes with a great deal more responsibility. Now you’re the one calling the shots and being held accountable. Immediately you’re expected to make decisions and trust your judgment. And that can be a little daunting.
This career guide is brimming with actionable advice that will help you navigate your role as a first-time manager. You’ll find information critical to managing people efficiently and develop a deeper understanding of the expectations now imposed upon you. As a new manager, you will also learn from the mistakes of others through several examples. The recommended goals outline things you can do at work to build your skills and help you avoid some of the pitfalls of being a first-time manager.