The best jobs for those with great organisational skills
Any successful business needs employees with a diverse range of abilities, from versatile soft skills to specialist knowledge and expertise.
If there’s one defining skill set that continually proves useful in the vast majority of roles, sectors, and industries, it’s organisational skills. Valuable organisational skills include time setting, goal setting, communication, delegation, and planning, but which jobs are best for those who are highly capable in these areas?
Site Manager – High-quality management is essential on a construction site, where teams may be working in a potentially hazardous environment to tight deadlines under client budgets. Scanning any construction site manager job description should give you a decent idea of the array of managerial and organisational skills and capabilities that are required for the role, from decision-making, delegation, and risk management to long-term project planning, goal setting, and budget management. A skilled site manager is a crucial asset on any site to ensure the smooth running of work projects and to minimise the risk of over-running financial loss, or injury on site. If you’re experienced in the construction trade or you’re highly skilled in the areas outlined above, it might be time to put on the hard hat and take the top seat on site.
Wedding Planner – Professional wedding planners require meticulous planning skills and need to show perfect attention to detail when organising the big day (or multiple big days) for their clients. With the average British wedding costing an average of £17,300, it can seem as though every decision you make costs money when you’re planning a wedding, with hidden expenses including table setting and seating. Considering the seemingly endless factors to take into account (including the flowers, food, drink, music, guestlist, budget, clothing, entertainment, venue, travel, and licensing), it’s no surprise that successful wedding planners need to demonstrate organisational skills in spades. If you’re adept at spinning metaphorical (and literal) plates and you’d love to help happy couples achieve their dream wedding days, consider getting into the wedding planning business.
Travel agent – While travel agents require a range of soft skills and specialist knowledge (from communication skills and collaborative skills to economic knowledge and tourism industry insight), general organisational skills are key for those who wish to excel in the role. Travel agents provide multiple clients (often hundreds) with a service that’s tailored to their budgets and preferences, which may vary considerably; as well as being highly customisable, the services offered by most travel agents are based on in-depth logistical planning, often between countries, continents, and timezones. f you’re adept at juggling multiple tasks without dropping the ball and you’re a firm believer that ‘variety is the spice of life, being a travel agent could be your ideal job.