How To Get Promoted
Every employed person should learn how to get promoted. Whether you've been at your job for a long time or starting at a new company, getting promoted to the next level should always be your goal.
- Play in a Team, Create Your Own Breaks The most critical aspect of a job well done is the team that works together to plan and execute it. Be a good team player, share your triumphs with the other players and never point an accusing finger at anyone for shortcomings. Done consistently, this will earn you a good name that can only help your career. Study your employer’s requirements and problems. Try to hone your skills and become a critical resource in bettering the work environment. Create opportunities to show how efficient you are.
- Develop New Skills, Welcome More Duties One of the most important things that you can do to get to the next level with a promotion is to add to your knowledge base. Expand your skill sets relating to your work and keep yourself updated with the latest technology or ideas relating to your work. Stay ahead of your colleagues regarding industry related news and skills. Do not shirk away from additional responsibilities. Go out of your way to help other departments or people outside your own demarcated job requirement. Show interest in helping others and adding value to the organization in general.
- Build a Network, Get a Mentor Get to know people in your line of business. Talk to them about your capabilities and strengths and try to show others the value you can add to the company. Get in touch with a peer who knows a lot about the company and its work and from whom you can learn. Build a rapport and develop a strong bond, let others in the company get to know about your virtues through your mentor. Valuable career guidance from your mentor will aid you in getting promoted too.
Posted on: Apr. 09, 2010