Career Corner - September
The calendar tells me that we have hit Fall, which means football season and shorter days. Here in the Carolinas, it also means the beginning of the end of the season for the majority of the facilities in the section. I hope everyone had a successful season, and I want to use this article to discuss the importance of communicating your success stories to your manager, owner, or Board of Directors. Regardless of your role at your facility, there is a need for regular communication of financial information, successes for you and your staff, and upcoming challenges.
The Golf Operations Executive Summary is a template that you can download and customize with your name and facility logo, and will allow you to provide a written summary for your Manager, owner, or Board of Directors. Be sure to fill it with facts backed up by data. For example:
For this report to be effective as both a communication tool and as a career building tool, it needs to be used consistently and you should relentlessly track the data, especially related to revenue creation and expense management. Agree on a communication schedule with whoever you will be giving this report to, and stick to it! Save a copy of each report, as we will be using them to negotiate changes to compensation and to update your resume in the coming months.
Taking the time to highlight your successes can have a positive impact on your career and will assist you when you are applying for jobs. While it is only one small step in the career planning process, it is a critical one! Please remember that I am here to help no matter where you are in your career, so please do not hesitate to call me at 919.552.3781 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to see many of you at the rescheduled CPGA Championship in Charlotte next month!