Know your job and do it well
Exceeding expectations in your current role is a sure indicator you are ready for the next step. Achieving outstanding performance reviews will strengthen your position.
Be a team player
Ask how you can help your manager and your colleagues, without sacrificing your own workload, volunteering to get involved in additional projects will help you be viewed as someone colleagues want to work with.
Be on time
And don’t take unnecessary or unallocated time off, don’t be late, leave early or miss meetings. Show you want to be at work.
Don’t skip the office party virtual or otherwise! Be connected and engaged, this will help you stand out when promotions are considered. Attend industry events and make an effort to network.
Train and develop
If it’s offered by your company take up any training or development opportunities. Keep your skills are the highest level they can be.
Don’t assume they will come to you
You may be lucky and your employer will come to you with a promotion but once you have achieved the above be prepared to ask or even apply.
Let your boss know
If your boss isn’t the decision maker be sure to let them know of your intentions, you will need their support.
Keep a log
Having visible evidence and data to back up your cause is really helpful when approaching your employer. Keep track of where you’ve gone above and beyond, include measurements, evidence of profits as a result of your work, anything that’s going to support your step up.
Making sure you are doing your job to the best of your ability before you ask will not only supply you with the confidence to approach the topic of promotion but give you the best chance of getting the answer you are after.
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