10/5/20

The Effective Practices of Employees That Get Promoted


By on 10/05/2020 10:35:00 AM

If you've been working in the same company and industry for years now, it's only natural for your career to advance through promotions. Apart from job performance rewards, career advancement opportunities are what employees like you want in order to be satisfied and motivated in your work. And it makes sense, as promotions not only offer higher pay, but also newer challenges and responsibilities that make you better at your chosen field. 


 

Your promotion is also beneficial for your employers, as promotions naturally create great leaders in the workplace and improves worker morale.

Although you may have worked your hardest these past few months to impress the higher-ups, you may still find yourself without an offer to move up the ladder. It's frustrating for anyone to experience, but you shouldn't lose hope.

Here are practices you should develop to finally get the promotion you've been anticipating for years.

 

Grab the Opportunity as Soon as You're Ready

You may be working quietly to improve your performance scores and other metrics. And although your boss may commend you for your achievements, they won't always know that you're doing it because you're gunning for a higher position. Make your intentions clear to them as soon as you decide you want to get promoted.

A good leader will always appreciate the initiative and competitive fire you show them. If they're that kind of boss, they'll be more than happy to help you achieve your promotion.

 

Communicate Your Career Goals

If you've told your boss about your intentions, and they offer or agree to help, it's time to communicate with them about your goals. Ask yourself where you want to be in half a year and five years into your career right now. Your supervisor will help you achieve these goals by establishing solid objectives toward them, like performance scores to achieve every month, crucial tasks to ace, training sessions to complete, and more.

 

Show Your Leadership Potential

As you move up the ladder, you'll slowly take on roles that require leadership. You should develop skills for them now, so your superiors can see your potential for promotion. A simple way to do this is to help your fellow employees. Whether they're having trouble with a specific task or need a better way to cope in a busy office, lend a helping hand. Your dedication to this deeper kind of teamwork will be appreciated by your co-workers and supervisors.

You should also be a great example to your fellow employees, whether they're your juniors or in the same rank as you. Do your best to avoid problematic habits at work, like missing your deadlines, logging in late and getting involved in office politics.

Act like a leader, and your bosses will definitely consider you as one.

 

Never Stop Learning

There's nothing that can prepare you more for career advancement than education. There's a reason that companies require certain degrees for certain positions. They want to make sure that you already have valuable and specialized skills for the job you want. Attend as many training sessions and seminars related to your job as you can. Make sure they're authorized by your bosses as well, so you avoid blindsiding them if your productivity is lower than usual because you had to train.

You could also earn a graduate degree during your spare time. Make sure that it's relevant to the position you're gunning for or ones that offer leadership courses. While you can't attend a physical university because of the pandemic, you can always get online education. Your school or training facility offers actual diplomas or certificates, too. This way, you have solid proof that you finished your course or degree.

Tell your supervisors about your plans for college. Your company may have programs or scholarships that help you pay for your education. They may also offer to lighten your load so you have more time to focus on your studies.

 

Never Stop Networking

Take time for small get-togethers with teammates and other departments to network with the right people. Know the leaders that can help you achieve your goals and build rapport with them. You may not need their help now, but their good word may prove to be beneficial during talks for your promotion.

 

Promotions help advance your career by giving you new challenges to overcome and fresh responsibilities to take care of. There's also the pay bump, which is always a plus. However, such opportunities don't always come knocking at your door. You need to claim them for yourself. Use these entries as guidelines to help you climb to the top of the ladder - one step at a time.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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