Personal Note from Julie: Developing Your Project Management Skills

Jun 26, 2015 | Uncategorized

projectoutlook-project-management350Project management is a required component of a lot of admin jobs. And it’s one of the top skills that hiring managers are looking for in prospective admin hires. So if you don’t have a lot of experience in this area, you need to proactively start developing your skills now!

Project management might be something you have to get comfortable with before you can tell your executive that you’re ready to help with it. To do that, I recommend joining a professional organization, helping with a corporate charity event, or volunteering with a nonprofit. These options give you opportunities to practice and develop your project management skills in an environment that’s more laid back than your normal office setting.

Another great way to advance your project management abilities is to improve your communications skills. You need to know how to articulate your ideas to people, especially when you’re the connection point for company projects. And to be a better communicator, you have to be a good public speaker — whether you’re addressing one person, a group of people, or a large crowd. This week’s feature article explains how crucial this ability is not only to communication and project management, but your overall admin career! You can also find additional tips, advice, and resources on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages this week.

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

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