Locate a website for an organization that hires graduates in business management. Besides technical skills, what writing and communication skills does this organization seek in a job candidate? Why do you think those skills are important?
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Company: Brickman. They manage landscapes around the country for corporations.
Salaried position opening: Operations manager. That should fit in perfectly with your stated major.
The main gist of this job (like any other operations manager position) is that you are a problem solver. You function as a middle man of sorts. You have your employees under you that do the actual field work (site maintenance), and you have your customers who live/work at that site and tell you what they want done, plus the regional managers above you. More than likely when a customer approaches you it is because there is a problem or some change that they would like to see. It is your job to listen to that customer, communicate what your crew is able to do, and communicate with your crew what the new change is going to be. You are in charge of more than people, though. It's on you to make sure your crew has the right equipment on site, when they need it. The budgeting is your job, so you will definitely need knowledge and skills in financial management. There is always going to be a paper trail of some kind, so your writing skills need to be on point as well. You want to be able to state in simple and effective terms what is happening and what needs to happen (both in written and spoken form). You will need to have exceptional people skills, because while you are managing a business, you are also managing people. If you can't do the above, you won't last long in a middle management position. Your ability to communicate effectively "up the chain" and "down the chain" are critical. Without that ability, your operation is going to grind to a halt. Check out the job description from Brickman.
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