Oversee a team or department and ensure tasks are completed efficiently and effectively.
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What's it like to be a Manager?

Managers oversee a group of employees, and are responsible for ensuring that tasks are completed and processes are in place to achieve the business’ goals and objectives. To meet these requirements, Managers implement policies and procedures while improving the team’s productivity. Managers also conduct performance evaluations of employees and make decisions for the team or department.


Tasks and duties

  • Planning and organising team objectives and goals.
  • Delegating tasks and responsibilities to team members.
  • Monitoring team performance and providing feedback.
  • Hiring and training new team members.
  • Creating and maintaining budgets and financial reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations.
  • Developing and implementing strategies for improving team productivity and efficiency.
  • Communicating with upper management and stakeholders.
  • Resolving conflicts and implementing solutions to problems.
  • Conducting performance evaluations and making decisions regarding promotions and terminations.

How to become a Manager

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Employers may have specific education and certification requirements for Managers depending on the industry. An associate or bachelor degree is typically required, and some employers may prefer a master's degree in business or a related field. Additionally, certifications relevant to the industry may be necessary.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in a related field. The specific qualification required may vary depending on your chosen industry.

  2. Gain experience in an entry-level role in the industry you have chosen. Identify leadership role opportunities to help you build your capabilities. 

  3. Consider pursuing additional certifications or higher education to fulfil the specific requirements of your chosen industry. Not only will this enhance your skills and knowledge, it may also give you an advantage when seeking a leadership position.

  4. Explore senior positions. Take some time to investigate the different career pathways that are relevant to your industry.

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Skills and experience employers are looking for

Communication Skills
Analytical Thinking
Business Administration
Problem Solving
Team Leadership
Commercial Acumen
Results Focused
Microsoft Office
Time Management
Computer Literacy
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Is Manager the right role for me?

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Latest Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 9 Managers surveyed on JobStreet.

Dec 2022
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
An enriching experience to develop responsible citizen , global learning centre and world class education
The challenges
Budget to implement various programmes and time consuming
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Nov 2022
Inspiring and opportunist
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science in Information Studies (Information Resource Centre Management) (Honours)
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Passionate and active Inspiring and determining Professional
The challenges
To play my role as creator on new ideas and strategies.
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