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what do you need to be good at to be good at the following jobs?

managing director company secretary finance director marketing director operations director human resources director sales director IT director P.S. i know that they are not official proffesions etc. I just want to know what you need to be able to do. Like being a good leader for managing director and good at maths for finance director etc. i mean the particular skills you would need to have for each job SEPARETALY, i know you would need many things for all the jobs but for school i have to pick one for 'young enterprise' and would like to know what skills i need to be good at

Asked By: sum_random_gal - 9/7/2006
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I'm a career coach, and have worked with people in all of these functions. Let me take a stab at helping you out... More
Answered By: digwhatyoudo - 9/7/2006
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patience
Answered By: dcm - 9/7/2006
 
Be in the right place at the right time
Answered By: On The Roof - 9/7/2006
 
YOU NEED TO KISS ASS
Answered By: MICKY D - 9/7/2006
 
People skills, excellent computer skills, math skills, creative skills, and experience from the bottom-i.e, work your way up
Answered By: every1lovesamixedgirl - 9/7/2006
 
Knowing how to lie convincingly will prove useful in all these jobs.
Answered By: lord_darbyshire - 9/7/2006
 
ability to delegate, to over view, use own initiative, communicate well, etc etc.. the maths bit would stump me, yes good at finance and maths... More
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Answered By: diana p - 9/7/2006
 
All those positions have the following requirements: good public relations, good at directing,giving orders, excellent writing and grammar, organization skills. I would suggest that the person for this job would be a very motivated, organized and well spoken individual.Good luck in your pursuit...
Answered By: Cynthia B - 9/7/2006
 
I think that if you are not sure what skills you need then these really arnt the right jobs for you, perhaps you should go for something more on your level, use the skills you already have and find something that suits those. I am sure there are plenty of things out there.
Answered By: jenna p - 9/7/2006
 
To be the "director" of anything, you will need many years of experience combined with very good leadership skills and actual management experience. To be a secretary, you will need to have good organizational skills. For most of the rest of these positions, you will need to be somewhat good at math, but you will... More
Answered By: badkitty1969 - 9/7/2006
 
First of all you have to learn to cater to high maintenance bosses.... You have to be organized and able to manage people well :) Also, its not really what you know, its who ya know... Thats how I got my job as Director of Operations. :)
Answered By: Smitty - 9/7/2006
 
social skills,patience,all that good stuff
Answered By: dilusional1 - 9/7/2006
 
For all the "director" positions, you have to be good at each individual industry... More
Answered By: robert495713 - 9/7/2006
 
1. - Usually a MBA is acceptable - Masters in Business Adminstration. Your post -secondary degree should be in Business/preferably Finance... it also depends on the organization you want to be managing director of... More
Answered By: Tyana - 9/7/2006
 
It's all post are self explanatory
Answered By: Indigo - 9/8/2006
 
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