Almost everybody wants a promotion. However, not everybody does what’s necessary in order to get that promotion.
Before anything can happen, including on the job or in your career, there has to be a desire to make it happen. While it’s good to entertain the idea of something positive, it’s even better to take the steps necessary to make that idea a reality.
The good news is that the steps you take to get a promotion in your current job are closely related to the steps you take to make yourself more marketable to other companies. In other words, these are habits you can make that will help you achieve greater career growth.
Below are six ways to make it easier for others to promote you:
Make a concerted effort to soak up all information you receive and implement that information in the execution of your job duties. That means always asking questions, always asking the right questions, and never asking a question more than once (if possible).
#2—Bring a positive attitude.
When you bring a positive attitude to your job every day, you create a positive experience for those around you. When you create a positive experience, people enjoy being around you and want to be around you more. People who create these types of experiences are more likely to be the ones who receive promotions.
#3—Be a team player.
Management likes employees who are able to put the interests of the department (and the company) above their own interests. While it might seem counter-intuitive, the best way to get ahead (i.e., get a promotion) is to do your best to raise others up in the quest to accomplish common goals.
#4—Take on more responsibility.
Management also likes to see employees who are proactive about doing their job, doing it better, and doing more to contribute value. That doesn’t mean “working yourself to death,” but instead taking on more responsibility where and when it makes sense.
#5—Start earlier and stay later.
Being proactive also means showing a commitment beyond regularly scheduled work hours. It doesn’t matter if you arrive five minutes before your boss and leave five minutes after your boss. All your boss will know is that you’re always there before they arrive and always there when they leave.
You figured we would get to this one sooner or later, right? As you might imagine, there’s no way around it. There’s no substitute for hard work. You’re probably familiar with the phrase, “Work smarter, not harder.” Well, it’s really “Work smarter and harder.” Hard work will get you noticed, and hard work can help you get promoted.
Time Staffing Inc.