With thanks to all my readers who are participating in my Weekend Polls feature, here are the results of this past weekend’s poll, which I’ve now closed.
The question: How is it that you became an admin. professional?
The results: Participants were provided a list, and asked to select the most appropriate answer. More than a third of respondents (37%) intentionally built administrative careers, and did so through a combination of approaches: 8% undertook formal studies to acquire related credentials, and another 29% established such careers through ongoing skills/professional development and experience.
Another 25% of respondents began their administrative careers as an interim or short term plan that proved to be a good fit. Yet another 21% did not intend on administrative careers, but were offered or fell into an administrative position that worked out.
For 13%, the choice was economically or labour market driven, and another 4% selected “other” reasons for such a career path. How do these responses compare with your experience?
HOW IS IT THAT YOU BECAME AN ADMIN. PROFESSIONAL?
|CAREER PATH||% OF RESPONSES|
|Intentional career path, built through ongoing skills/professional development and experience||29%|
|Originally an interim/short term plan that proved to be a good fit||25%|
|Unintended career path; offered/fell into an admin. position and it worked out||21%|
|Economically or labour market driven||13%|
|Intentional career path, reflecting formal studies and acquisition of one or more related credential||8%|
|Family/portable career/longer term goals within same sector||0%|
This Friday: another poll
Check back this Friday for the next weekend poll, and share your insights with readers around the globe.