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General and Operations Managers (2145140 US employees)


Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.


Total Employment: 2145140

Mean Hourly Wage: $57.44

Mean Annual Wage: $119460

Industry Influencers

Sherrie Campbell - COO for Lifetriage & Over 10+ Years in Project/Program Management. Life can be full of uncertainties; there is always an opportunity to have guidance from a concerned influencer.

Bill Gates's Top 10 Rules For Success by Sherrie Campbell

#Believe #Difference #Learn #Best


Benefits of Mentoring by Sherrie Campbell

The benefits of mentoring are many, and they'll vary from program to program, participant to participant. But here's a short list of 14 of 25 benefits that I want to share with prospective mentors and mentorees. For the Mentor: 1. Allows the mentor to "give back" -- to both the organization and the mentoree 2. Reminds the mentor how to listen actively rather than passively 3. Encourages the mentor to share knowledge, which helps increase the mentor's sense of self-worth 4. Strengthens the mentor's interpersonal relationship skills 5. Teaches the mentor about other areas/departments within the organization 6. Helps re-energize the mentor's career 7. Leads to more personal satisfaction on the mentor's behalf For the Mentoree: 8. Increases the mentoree's self-confidence 9. Helps the mentoree learn to take better control of his or her career 10. Teaches the mentoree how to speak up and be heard 11. Educates the mentoree on how to accept feedback in important areas, such as communications, technical abilities, change management, and leadership skills 12. Improves the mentoree's interpersonal relationship skills 13. Provides an important networking contact for the mentoree 14. Helps the mentoree better understand the organization's culture and unspoken rules, both of which can be critical for success http://www.management-mentors.com/resources/benefits-of-mentoring


Great tips! - Ashley Fountain

Did I Mention the Benefits of Mentoring? by Sherrie Campbell

Benefits of Mentorship Mentees Our mentees can receive advice on topics ranging from academic advice to career advice. Furthermore, many mentorships turn into friendships that can last a lifetime and have countless benefits. Here is a partial list of topics mentees can receive advice on: • General career/industry/major advice • Financing your education • Interview advice/practice • Time management/study skills • Best Practice for a particular career field Benefits • Enhances confidence and offers challenges to set higher goals, take risks and achieve at higher levels. • Individual recognition and encouragement. • Psychosocial support. • Advice on balancing range of academic and professional responsibilities. • Provides role modeling for professional leadership and facilitates the development of increased competencies and stronger interpersonal skills. • Access to a support system during critical stages of your academic and career development. • An insider’s perspective on navigating your career. • Exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences. • Direct access to powerful resources within your major or profession. • The foundation of a lasting professional and personal network. Mentors Mentoring can benefit you as much or more than it benefits your mentee. Mentoring is a two-way street where both participants give and take, learn and grow; and enhance their professional skills. LifeTriage allows these individuals to use their knowledge, experience, and creativity to help students, and others, all while giving them the flexibility to share advice at their leisure. Benefits • Support and foster the next generation, leaving their legacy. • Contributes to the mentor’s own personal and professional growth. • Ignite a spark. • Exposure to the emerging talent pool. • Professional distinction as someone who can serve as an example and role model for others. • Enhancement of coaching, leadership, management, and recruiting skills. • A lasting career network. • Provides intrinsic satisfaction by helping an emerging professional develop to his/her potential.


When did you start mentoring ? - Ashley Fountain

Three Reasons You Need a Mentor, Even if You Don't Think You Do... by Sherrie Campbell

Mark Zuckerberg is arguably one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. Thanks to the film "The Social Network" and Facebook itself, most people feel like they know a lot about him. There was one thing few people knew about him in the early years, though: He was mentored by Steve Jobs. And Steve was mentored by Mike Markkula, one of Apple's earliest investors and senior executives. From the outside it seemed Apple and Facebook were rivals, but Zuckerberg credits Jobs with imparting wisdom on subjects like building a strong team and keeping company focus strong. While Zuckerberg's image may seem arrogant and brash, he was smart enough in the early days to seek out mentors who were older and wiser than him. And thanks--at least in part to that--everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of Facebook. (The same goes for software engineer Eric Schmidt who mentored Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google.) Some people seem to think entrepreneurs don't need mentors, but in my experience a good mentor/mentee relationship is vital for entrepreneurs of all ages and at all stages--especially in the early days of a company and when the entrepreneur is still young and inexperienced. When your instinct is to march to your own drum, why should you seek the advice of older, successful entrepreneurs? Consider these benefits: 1. Experience beyond your years: Young entrepreneurs often think they've cornered the market on innovative thinking. However, as anyone who has worked with a good mentor will tell you, they didn't become successful on their own. Often, a seasoned mentor can challenge you to think in ways that never occurred to you because they've seen more of the world (and more of business) than you have. They've also been innovating and solving problems for a much longer time. They won't have allthe answers, but if you allow mentors to bolster your experience with theirs, you'll be able to operate much more shrewdly and with more confidence than you otherwise would on your own. 2. Networks beyond your experience: Of course, in business, it's important to know the right people. You might be a networking genius, but if you've only been at it for a few years, you're still limited by that time frame. A seasoned mentor, on the other hand, will have connections and a good reputation built up over years. He or she can see connections between people that you never could, at least in the early stages of starting your own business. Most importantly, though, a good mentor will have strong relationships with people who are already successful business leaders--and can help you make the most of their hard-won networks. If you only network within your own circle of colleagues from your generation, you won't have access to the business leaders currently making big decisions that affect your industry. 3. Insight beyond your knowledge: Often, a single, sound piece of advice from a mentor can be the catalyst that changes an entrepreneur's frame of reference forever. One "Aha!" moment can propel you forward faster than a year of steady work (or keep you from making a costly mistake). Friends and peers may share their intuitions or perceptions with you, but when you respect the experience and wisdom of a mentor, you're more likely to accept and value his or her insights--as well as apply them faster and more effectively with greater results. While more seasoned mentors may be viewed as being behind the times for not carrying iPhones and other hot gadgets, their experience outweighs this notion. Young entrepreneurs sometimes hide behind their technological devices and use quick text exchanges to correspond with people. Experienced mentors can share the intangible nuances of communication they have mastered through relationships they've forged the old fashioned way with rookie business leaders. One of the biggest obstacles to finding and cultivating a good mentor relationship is the entrepreneur's own pride (and yes, sometimes arrogance). We're wired to blaze our own trails, so it's sometimes difficult to be humble enough to slow down, get a fresh perspective, and hear things we don't want to hear. Like it or not, most of today's most successful entrepreneurs have all sought mentors and paid heed to their advice to their direct benefit. If you want to experience success in any capacity, you owe it to yourself to find great mentors; listen and learn from them. http://www.inc.com/kelli-richards/3-reasons-you-need-a-mentor-even-if-you-don-t-think-you-do.html


Wow! The more you know. - Julian Waddell

27 Highest-Paying Jobs That You Can Train for in 2 Years or Less by Sherrie Campbell

Here's a common question: Is it possible to get a job that pays well without spending four or more years at a traditional college or university? The answer is yes. Absolutely. In fact, a lot of people choose to bypass that longer path and end up with some of America's highest-paying jobs. Without a degree like a bachelor's, they are still able to out-earn many four-year college graduates. So, what does it take? It takes a broader view of your educational options as well as the enthusiasm to learn what kinds of skills are actually needed in the marketplace. That's what this article is for. Let it be your introduction to a world of high-paying careers—with little schooling necessary—that you might not have considered before. The opportunities for those with just two years or less of trade school or vocational training can be surprising. High-Paying, Fast-Growing Careers That Require Little Schooling The following career examples don't require much post-secondary education. In a lot of cases, all you need is a simple two-year associate's degree. And for some of them, a diploma or certificate is enough to get you started, which can often be earned in a matter of months. National salary and job growth data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment in each of the 15 careers below is projected to increase at a rate that's above the average of seven percent for all occupations between 2014 and 2024.*** Salaries are based on estimates from May 2015. Keep in mind that what you can earn might vary depending on which part of the country you work in and how much experience you have. 1. Dental Hygienist Cleaning teeth, inspecting mouths for signs of disease, and educating patients about proper oral care are the primary duties for people with this career. • Median pay—$72,330 • Top pay—$98,440 or more • Job growth—19 percent 2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer These healthcare technicians use special ultrasound technology to capture images that help doctors correctly diagnose and treat their patients. • Median pay—$68,970 • Top pay—$97,390 or more • Job growth—26 percent 3. Registered Nurse With just an associate's degree, you can enter the world of providing and coordinating essential care for patients in places like hospitals, nursing facilities, and other healthcare settings. • Median pay—$67,490 • Top pay—$101,630 or more • Job growth—16 percent 4. Web Developer Building attractive and functional websites requires plenty of technical skill but not necessarily much schooling, especially if you already enjoy teaching yourself new tricks. • Median pay—$64,970 • Top pay—$116,620 or more • Job growth—27 percent 5. Respiratory Therapist Many people need professional care to help breathe effectively, which is where these health pros come in. The work can vary from facilitating life support to working in small clinics to assist people with asthma and other respiratory ailments. • Median pay—$57,790 • Top pay—$80,440 or more • Job growth—12 percent 6. Cardiovascular Technologist These specialists perform tests, take ultrasound images, or provide assistance during surgery for heart-related conditions. • Median pay—$54,880 • Top pay—$87,170 or more • Job growth—22 percent 7. Electrician A little vocational schooling and a short apprenticeship is usually enough to enter this trade that lets you wire buildings for electrical power and communications. • Median pay—$51,880 • Top pay—$88,130 or more • Job growth—14 percent 8. Plumber With a short amount of formal trade school or apprenticeship training, you can specialize in installing and repairing pipes and related equipment. • Median pay—$50,620 • Top pay—$89,720 or more • Job growth—12 percent 9. Commercial Diver This type of tradesperson works underwater in special scuba gear to help build, repair, or remove large structures or equipment. • Median pay—$50,470 • Top pay—$88,470 or more • Job growth—37 percent 10. Paralegal or Legal Assistant Supporting lawyers by taking care of responsibilities like legal research, administrative tasks, or document drafting is what these well-paid professionals are trained for. • Median pay—$48,810 • Top pay—$79,010 or more • Job growth—Eight percent 11. HVAC Technician These trades people install, maintain, and repair the systems that heat and cool our homes, businesses, and other buildings. • Median pay—$45,110 • Top pay—$71,690 or more • Job growth—14 percent 12. Surgical Technologist Preparing operating rooms, organizing surgical equipment, and assisting surgeons during operations are a few of the main roles for this kind of healthcare technician. • Median pay—$44,330 • Top pay—$63,410 or more • Job growth—15 percent 13. Heavy Equipment Operator This skilled trade involves controlling big construction machinery used for building roads or major structures. • Median pay—$44,600 • Top pay—$77,490 or more • Job growth—10 percent 14. Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse No degree is required to get into this level of nursing, which lets you work alongside doctors and other health professionals after a quick vocational education. • Median pay—$43,170 • Top pay—$59,510 or more • Job growth—16 percent 15. Medical Laboratory Technician People in this occupation collect fluid and tissue samples from medical patients and perform basic diagnostic tests using special lab equipment. • Median pay—$38,970 • Top pay—$60,810 or more • Job growth—18 percent Other High-Paying Jobs with Little Schooling Required In addition to the above careers, the following options can also pay well and are expected to have some job growth. And they can often be started without a degree or with just a short amount of formal training or certification preparation. 16. Computer Programmer Although many programmers have bachelor's degrees in computer science, a lot of other successful people in this field are able to begin their careers with under two years of formal training in software coding or mobile app development. • Median pay—$79,530 • Top pay—$130,800 or more 17. Commercial Pilot (Non-Airline) You don't need a college degree to fly charters or to get paid for things like aerial photography or firefighting missions. But you do need certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), which can be prepared for at an aviation school that offers short pilot training. • Median pay—$76,150 • Top pay—$147,890 or more 18. Network Systems Administrator Looking after the day-to-day needs of an organization's data communications systems is what this technology-based vocation is all about. • Median pay—$77,810 • Top pay—$124,090 or more 19. Multimedia Artist or Animator With the success of the video game and other entertainment industries like film and TV, the need for those with artistic talent and 2D or 3D computer animation skills is always present. • Median pay—$63,970 • Top pay—$113,600 or more 20. Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician Helping engineers develop and test equipment and devices related to things like computers, health monitoring, communications, or navigation is what this kind of specialist does. • Median pay—$61,130 • Top pay—$90,570 or more 21. Police Officer Although requirements vary from agency to agency, in a lot of cases you can become an attractive candidate for police academy training by being in good physical shape and having a little bit of criminal justice schooling. • Median pay—$58,320 • Top pay—$96,110 or more 22. Aircraft Mechanic The exciting trade of repairing and maintaining airplanes or helicopters can be learned by getting short FAA-approved training from an aviation school. • Median pay—$58,370 • Top pay—$89,050 or more 23. Mechanical Engineering Technician With a quick associate's degree in this field, you can begin assisting mechanical engineers with the development, testing, and manufacturing of things like industrial machines, engines, and tools with moving parts. • Median pay—$53,910 • Top pay—$81,010 or more 24. Architectural Drafter Using computer-assisted design and drafting (CADD) programs, these professionals turn the ideas of architects into plans and blueprints that can be used for the actual construction of buildings. • Median pay—$50,710 • Top pay—$77,450 or more 25. Civil Engineering Technician Infrastructure projects like bridges and highways have their beginnings in the design and planning stage, which is what these professionals assist with. • Median pay—$49,260 • Top pay—$75,550 or more 26. Graphic Designer Visually communicating ideas through graphics and illustrations that inform people and capture their attention is what this occupation is all about. Plus, career advancement in this field can be very rewarding since art directors, depending on their experience and particular industries, can make over $169,000 in some locations. • Median pay—$46,900 • Top pay—$81,320 or more 27. Diesel Mechanic In this automotive trade, the focus is on inspecting, repairing, or overhauling large vehicles with diesel engines such as trucks, buses, and rolling machinery used in mining or construction. • Median pay—$44,520 • Top pay—$66,940 or more


Great video! - Micaela Smith

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10 Skills All Students Need in Any Job Market by Sherrie Campbell

Every few years sees the job market changing and the educational market change along with it. As the new hot career comes up, there is always a degree or program to go with it. But did you know that there are essential skills that every student, graduate, and job candidate needs to have to give him or her the best chance at landing a job? Below,is a list of just ten of the must-haves every college student should be thinking about during their studies. 1. Job experience - It doesn’t matter what sort of job you have, just have one.Students with shining academic careers can make a good impression,but your future boss probably doesn’t want to be your first. Even if is a minimum wage job,it can still teach you valuable skills you will need in a professional setting. Which brings us to: 2. Relevant experience - If you can get a job in the industry you would like to work in while studying, do it. Even unpaid internships can give you valuable experience as well as demonstrate how committed you are to your career. 3. Writing - You don’t have to be an English major to need to learn how to write. Everything from your resume to inter-office memos will be closely scrutinized for errors, so be sure you know how to communicate in written form, as well as: 4. Verbal communications - As a student, you enjoy the freedom to tell someone that something “sucks.” In the world of the professional, that statement can be a land mine. Learning to say that something “needs improvement” or has “opportunity for growth” and other white collar lingo can keep you from looking like an amateur. 5. Public speaking - Almost everyone hates it, but almost everyone will have to do it eventually. Whether giving a huge presentation at work or being interviewed by a number of people, public speaking comes up more than you think it does, so grab this class or a related, such as debate or acting, to get the most out of your electives. 6. Technology - It goes without saying that this generation of students is the most tech savvy ever. Be sure and utilize all the tech you can while you can. While the basics like Microsoft Office are required just about everywhere, having a knowledge of computer security, HTML, and other tech practices can truly help you stand out. 7. Finance - You don’t necessarily have to know how to pick stocks, but you do have to know how to manage money. Even entry level positions have to make requests to the higher ups for things like office supplies, new equipment, etc. Having a knowledge of how much these items cost, if they are feasible, and anything related to the budget can help in any career. 8. Criticism - While in college, why not take a workshop type class such as creative writing to help you learn the valuable lesson of criticism? Whether it is being heaped on you or from you, learning how to effectively criticize and be criticized can help you not only advance in a career but keep you from losing your temper if it is ever leveled at you at work. 9. Networking - It can be a huge pain, but making the time to socialize - and not just through Facebook - can really pay off. Not only can it introduce you to future contacts, but it can also help you make friends, connect you to people with the same interests, and prepare you for the professional world. 10. Research - Don’t know how to do something? You’ve probably spent lots of time on Google and other sites looking up tons of stuff for school. These principles can help you in any job and problem within the job. Even if it is just how to fix a broken printer, having the right research at the right time can help you. Bigthink.com


‘I don’t know what to do with my major’ and other reasons college grads can’t find jobs' by Sherrie Campbell

Despite the improving entry-level job market, a new survey shows that many new grads still struggle to find the right fit for their skills and interests. In a survey of 503 entry-level job seekers by national career matchmaking firm GradStaff, recent college grads seem largely unaware of career opportunities and unsure of how to apply their skills in the workforce. The survey, conducted from May to September 2016, revealed inefficient career preparation, job search methods and entry-level recruiting tactics. Among the key findings: Nearly 70 percent of respondents were either unemployed or working in a full-time non-professional job to make ends meet. Another 20 percent had full-time professional jobs, but were already looking for a new one. Respondents had been looking for work an average of 3.6 months and applied for about 23 jobs – an average of less than two applications per week. About half of respondents had participated in fewer than two interviews during the average job search time frame. 86 percent of respondents reported having no job offers pending at the time they took the survey. While a compelling need for technology skills and a steady number of baby boomers retiring are prompting many employers to increase their hires at the entry-level, the research indicates that many new grads are unaware of these opportunities. What are some of the obstacles new grads face in finding and seizing career opportunities? The survey shows that awareness and guidance, not skill or motivation, is most lacking: When asked: "Other than lack of work experience, what are the top two obstacles in your job search?" more than 75 percent of respondents answered "I don't know what positions are a fit for me." The second most common response (46 percent) was "I don't know what to do with my major." These answers would indicate a lack of career coaching and counseling. Additional data from the survey supports this conclusion: Almost 71 percent of survey respondents indicated that they visited college career services two times or fewer. Nearly 35 percent said they never stepped foot in career services. Of those who used their career services department, only 36.6 percent rated their overall experience as a 4 or 5, with 5 being the highest rating. The most popular job search strategies focused on job-posting aggregators like Indeed, conventional job posting sites such as CareerBuilder and Monster, and professional networking sites like LinkedIn. Although 78 percent of respondents reported having created a LinkedIn profile, only 24 percent said they used this tool "very often" in looking for a job. In terms of personal networking, only 40 percent said they used this job search strategy "very often." Regarding employer size, 92 percent of respondents stated they'd prefer employers of 1,000 employees or less, with 30 percent of the total preferring smaller employers of 100 employees or less. With only 8 percent preferring large employers, the Class of 2016 is strongly interested in working for the small and medium employer. Interpreting the survey data leads me to several important conclusions: New graduates are often leaving college without the knowledge necessary to conduct an effective job search. Not knowing what jobs are a fit or what can be done with a specific major is clearly an obstacle. Unfortunately, this information is readily available as colleges can collect this data from alumni, but, in most cases, this information is not available to students. Career services departments are not connecting with students. We believe that the data points to two reasons. First, students are pushing off their job searches until after graduation, whether to take some time off, travel, or to just try and figure out what's next. Second, with only about 37 percent giving their career services department an above average rating, it is clear colleges need to improve the student experience. Job seekers continue to rely heavily on online search tools. Based on the finding that college grads "don't know what jobs are a fit for me," it is highly likely that many jobs are overlooked due to lack of knowledge not available through online search tools. A psychology major working in a healthcare software position may not be obvious, but is a real life example of what can happen with the right knowledge. With new grads more interested in small and medium employers, job prospects are good since employers of 500 employees or less create two-thirds or more of the new jobs in the U.S. economy. However, these companies don't typically interview on campus. Thus, personal networking is critical in finding opportunities with small and medium employers – a technique used by less than half of job seekers. The data shows that the pathway from student to entry-level professional worker is both long and hard for many new college graduates. Students must start the process earlier and colleges must improve the services they offer students in career readiness and practical job search skills. Finally, the data highlights a clear need for third-party innovators to assist both colleges and students in making the pathway to the first job more successful. By helping to make connections between career-ready students and the employers who want to hire them, third-party resources can play a key role in the hiring economy. Robert J. LaBombard, CEO, GradStaff


Sherrie Campbell--Why I Am an Influencer by Sherrie Campbell

#Influencer #MassCommunications #CorporateLawyer


Sherrie, this is an amazing video that all career searchers could benefit from watching! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your story with our community! - Jermaine Boswell

Thanks Jermaine. I can not begin to tell you how important and beneficial C-Tips and LifeTriage are to one's success. - Sherrie Campbell

Are You Living or Existing? by Sherrie Campbell

#Leadership #Strength #Passion #Purpose #Live #Dream


Amazing ! - Ashley Fountain

Believing in Yourself by Sherrie Campbell

#Aspire #Claim #Align #Conquer


This is very important. Thanks for sharing! - Noah Huber-Feely

Thank you for sharing - Ashley Fountain

Taking Responsibility for Your Life by Sherrie Campbell

#Acceptance #Ownership #Determination


Awesome words from Oprah! - Ashley Fountain

Wanting Is Not Enough... by Sherrie Campbell

Many people think that wanting a good education, a good job, a nice home, success, etc., is the "be-all" and/or the "end-all" (prime cause : essential element) to obtaining that want. However, you don't become what you want. You become what you believe. Example: I want to be a Rocket Scientist. I believe I'm not smart enough. The result: it's not rocket science... Want is trying to obtain something that you don't have. You become what you think. What you say to yourself in your own mind. That is why it is so important to visualize those wants, not as wants, but as things you already have. You must know within your self that they are simply things you have not accessed as of yet. Once you do this, obtaining them will become much easier. Because now, you will move forward with a purpose to draw those things to yourself. Talk out your plans for success with yourself. Give your mind permission to help you plan creative (legal) ways of obtaining what you desire. Your actions will always be in alignment with what you believe and say. That is why it is so easy for a liar to believe his/her own lies. So, what is it that you "want"? Plan for it. Live it. Believe it, and then achieve it. Wanting is not enough, think it through, and then pursue.


Asking Tough Questions & Giving Honest Answers... by Sherrie Campbell

Let me ask you a few questions, what is your dream? What's your desire? What is the passion that causes you to act? Do you think things simply happen in life or do you believe you can cause some things as well? Do you realize your actions or lack-there-of will either positively or negatively affect you both now and in the future? What are you doing to better yourself? To contribute to society? To make a positive impact upon someone's life? Do you think you are too old...too young to make a difference? Do you see the benefit of making a difference? Are you content to merely exist and "fly below the radar" of life? Do you think that is why you are alive, to hide in the shadows or barely exist? Do you think that it is fair that we will never reap the benefits of your potential because you don't believe you have potential? Now, I've asked some tough questions. Think about them and give yourself some honest answers.


INSPIRING... by Sherrie Campbell

I truly believe that you can best inspire others when you have first inspired yourself.


I agree! - Julian Waddell

Oprah Winfrey's Top 10 Rules For Success by Sherrie Campbell

#Success #Power #Believe # Focus


Inspiring ! - Ashley Fountain

Final Words of Wisdom from Steve Jobs... by Sherrie Campbell

#Love #Joy #Life #kindness


This was so sad, yet so true and such good advice that I had to share it. Here is one of the most successful men in the world telling us with his final breathe not to allow success to dominate us or cause us to loose sight of what is truly important... - Sherrie Campbell


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