Unlock Your Career: A Guide to Landing Your Dream Office Manager Role
As you will know, being an ‘Office Manager’ is more than just a job title – you are the heart and soul of the office, the go-to person who is adept at spinning many different plates and ensuring the business operation runs smoothly.
Multifaceted and versatile are words that immediately spring to mind! As the Office Manager you wear many hats with some of your key responsibilities being facilities management, overseeing administrative tasks, managing teams, and cultivating a harmonious working environment for employees of all levels.
Are you ready for a new stage in your career but wondering what your next steps should be? Read on to find out how to secure your dream Office Manager role.
What is important to YOU?
Do you dream of jumping out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face and no pre-work dread? Now is the time to really consider what would make this a reality!
An Office Manager role can take many guises, which elements do you enjoy the most? Once you’ve identified which responsibilities you thrive on, now it’s time to think about the other important factors. Are you looking for a particular salary or do generous company benefits outweigh the figures. What type of company culture would make you stay there long-term? Honing in on what YOU want will give you the added drive and purpose to secure your dream job (and it will help you formulate some pertinent interview questions)!
Assess and elevate your skill set
It’s not very often that we take the time to sit down and truly reflect on our skills and experiences. Now’s the time to change that! Grab yourself a cuppa and take a minute to think…
What tasks do you excel at?
Which areas may need polishing?
What achievements are you most proud of?
Think of some of the most challenging situations you have handled effectively.
Updating your CV and online presence
Once your strengths and skills have been identified, it’s time to shout about them on your CV! Be sure to mention any career highlights and include key deliverables from each role. Your potential new employer needs to know what you bring to the table and, more importantly, what an asset you are!
It is also beneficial to keep an up-to-date LinkedIn profile as you never know when a potential employer may be scrolling through. Ensure to include a recent, professional picture and endeavour to build and engage regularly with your connections. Add us to your network for more advice on finding a new role and the goings on at Synergy HQ.
Networking and continuous learning
Embracing lifelong learning is a standout trait of a successful Office Manager. Networking within your industry establishes meaningful connections with could lead to promising opportunities. By attending industry seminars, workshops, and conferences you will stay updated on trends and best practices and may learn new strategies to implement within your own workplace.
Get in touch
The next step is to get in touch with us at Synergy Recruitment! We specialise in matching Office Managers with their ideal companies throughout Cheshire and Manchester. Contact us today and our team will dedicate themselves to helping you secure your perfect role.