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5 Smart Strategies To Earn That Promotion

Posted June 19, 2019

Most employees long for a promotion. Increased income, job security, and more opportunities are some benefits that come with moving up in the organization.

But getting promoted is not always the easiest goal to achieve. In fact, most employees mention lack of promotion as a reason to quit their jobs. The good news is that there are ways to get promoted. Are you wondering how? Read on.

Overachieve In Your Current Position

Top managers often look at your current performance to determine whether you should get promoted or not. Therefore, the best way to stand out is to overachieve in your current position.

Small actions, such as arriving early at work and staying a few minutes late can make a huge difference. For example, it means you can go the extra mile to accomplish every responsibility.

Make Your Goals Known 

It's important to let people in management know you want to move up. Share your desire multiple times so that they're not forgotten. Most employees often assume that their managers know their desires only to get surprised when they look elsewhere.

Ask For Feedback

If you're shortlisted for a promotion and not picked eventually, ask for feedback from the interviewers. That way, you know what to do next time to increase your chances.

And if you're told where to improve, work on those improvements. Nothing frustrates a manager more than an employee who repeats the same mistakes over and over.

Be Positive And Uplifting

Help other employees in your current position. Make them want to work with you because it will get you noticed. Keep in mind that if you can't be replaced, your chances of getting promoted are minimal. So, become a good ally and teach others how to do the work in your position.

Keep Learning

Show your top managers that you're committed to improving your skills by investing in learning opportunities outside and within your office. For instance, you can enroll in a webinar, conferences, or ask to be assigned on projects outside of your usual department. This demonstrates that you are a serious employee who doesn't wait for someone else to get you where and what you want.

Getting a promotion can be extremely difficult if you don't have a vision, plan, and purpose. With these strategies along with accountability, reliability and trustworthiness, you can stand out from other employees in your organization or company. Want to learn more? Contact us!

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