New to manager tools. Enjoying the podcasts and the ability to interact with people at all different levels with a cumulative wealth of experience.
I'm new to management, having held down a technical career, which became increasingly directionless until a downturn in the job market forced me to reassess.
Took the opportunity to refresh my career options by attending University for the first time and obtained a high-quality degree in Computer Science that has helped put me onto a new track.
On the strength of the degree and still within the university, I have been given an IT/Manufacturing project to manage. I am now filling out my technical ability with all the soft skills I can and am beginning to see a number of exciting opportunities on the horizon - dependant upon successful completion of this project of course.
I'm not directly responsible for any staff, but I find myself needing to influence and motivate department heads and company owners. The forums and podcasts are very helpful and I shall be visiting regularly from now on.