More than likely, you’re looking to keep “climbing the ladder” of your career. Among other things, that means advancing at your current employer, including in the way of a promotion.
However, landing a promotion takes more than just talent, initiative, hard work, and maybe even long hours. It also takes an acute awareness of the situation and attention to detail, since being lax in these areas can prove detrimental.
Which one of the following things is keeping you from getting the promotion that you want?
#1—Not creating a plan for when you ARE promoted
What happens when you’re gone? ell, not gone, per se, but not working in the same role in which you have been working? The best person to put together a plan for this contingency is YOU, since you know exactly what you do on a daily basis. The things you’re doing now are still going to have to be done once you’re promoted. If there’s no plan for making that happen, then there’s less of a chance that you’ll actually be promoted.
#2—Neglecting your current responsibilities
While it’s human nature to be excited about the future and to look ahead, failure to deal with the realities of the present can be dangerous. It might be difficult to convince your boss that you can handle more responsibility and a larger role within the company if you inexplicably start “dropping the ball” when it comes to your current duties. Such a scenario does not inspire confidence.
#3—Not winning over your co-workers
Speaking of your boss, you’ve probably already “won” them over, but what about your co-workers? Below are some questions to keep in mind regarding them:
Is one of these three things keeping you from getting your promotion? Is something else preventing it?
Of course, if you’re experiencing trouble with advancement at your current employer, and none of the things listed above is to blame, then perhaps a change of employment with better opportunities would suit you.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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