Characteristics of a Supervisor
I interviewed several friends of mine about the characteristics that they like and don’t like about me. I will start off with what they like. I am smart, honest, friendly, helpful, goal-oriented, dependable, ethical, over achiever, always on time, and outgoing. I agree with all of these characteristics. The characteristics that they don’t like are that I’m moody, I like to delegate, I yell, I’m thrifty, tense, stubborn, boring, I like to speak my mind, like to be in control, and that I don’t like crowds. I don’t agree with that they don’t like it that I speak my mind. I feel ...view middle of the document...
I would provide recommendation letters and professional references that I can trust. I would be in a suit and have my portfolio on hand.
I believe that I am supervisor material because I am trustworthy and this is of utmost importance to employers. I am enthusiastic about my work and this leads to people being more responsive to me and it also shows that I’m compassionate and dedicated. I am confident in myself, which shows that I can lead and set direction. I also function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty. This allows people to find reassurance and security. I am tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. These situations come and go and a good supervisor takes these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head. I am able to think analytically while keeping the main goal in focus. You must view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it down into sub parts. I also strive for excellence. Second best does not lead to success. I maintain high standards to achieve excellence in all areas.
The characteristics I’ve presented above are foundational to a good supervisor. Some characteristics may be more natural to the supervisor. However, these characteristics can also be developed and strengthened. Whether or not you possess these characteristics naturally, it is of utmost importance to develop and strengthen them in the supervisor role.