How To Get Promoted

2013-03-20_2356_forumNow, let me give you a few tips to getting that promotion you deserve. Companies can useemployee surveys to figure out if their employees are happy in their current role.

1. Speak Up

A very important life lesson is that everyone, in every position, is dealing with their personal issues. No offense to you, but they don’t have time to notice every little thing you do. That’s why it’s important for you to make yourself noticed.

Without being arrogant, it’s perfectly okay to tell your boss about some of your accomplishments.

Here’s a little tip for anyone reading this – publicly praise your coworkers. This will show upper management that you’re ready to be a leader that praises and recognizes their team’s hard work.

2. Find A Mentor

I mentioned earlier in the post that you should be a mentor to other people, but I think everyone should have their mentor, someone they learn from.
Any successful entrepreneur or business person I’ve ever spoken to has had at least one mentor that they can turn to to bounce ideas off of.

Another side bonus is that if the mentor is higher up in the company, maybe they can vouch for you for a promotion.

3. Don’t Play Politics

Your focus should be exclusively on the promotion. Things like learning new skills, volunteering for projects, and mentoring should be taking up your time and energy – not politics.

Don’t waste your time with that nonsense, and just stay focused.

4. Be Patient

Being patient is very important.

Even if you never get that promotion, you’re learning new skills, developing relationships and growing as a person.

But don’t worry, keep going at it, and slowly but surely you’ll start to get the recognition you deserve. You won’t get a promotion after a week of doing this; it takes time.

Bonus Tip: Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

There’s nothing wrong with letting your boss or HR manager know that you’re interested in a promotion, and you want to learn more about what it would take to get there. Doing that shows great initiative.

Any Tips To Share About Job Promotions?

Anything you think I left out? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @JacobShriar or@Officevibe

This article was written by Jacob Shriar from Business2Community and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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