Getting promoted is a natural part of climbing the occupational ladder. You can be patient and simply wait for your day to come, or you can become proactive and make it happen quicker. Career success is not determined by luck. It requires conscious effort and the ability to understand your role. If you want to get a promotion quickly, here are four keys to help speed up the process.
It is not enough to put your head down and do your work. You must be friendly and approachable. Smile and keep a positive attitude. Even when you get frustrated with your work, take that negativity outside or wait until the day is over to release your frustrations elsewhere. Go to the office parties, get involved in the social aspect of your workplace. This does not mean you should get involved in drama. Avoid the inevitable gossip and drama.
This one may be obvious. Do your work and do it well. Go above and beyond the requirements of your job. Go in a little early, leave a little late. Bosses notice these things. You should not do someone else’s job for them. You could end up stepping on someone’s toes if you do that. Simply take your work to the next level, doing it better and more in-depth than is expected.
Bosses appreciate boldness in their employees. If you see a problem, point it out. Do not be afraid to speak bluntly to other employees or to higher-ups. Learn to do this with grace, do not be the obnoxious, “in your face” guy at work. Just tell it like it is in a professional and polite manner. This sets you apart as a leader and an honest person, both of which are significant qualities bosses seek.
Find unique solutions to problems. Think “outside of the box” and take these ideas to your boss. Administrators love employees who can solve issues in new and interesting ways. Innovation is a highly sought after characteristic.
If your career has become stagnant and you are tired of feeling stuck, use the tips above to accelerate your success. Stop waiting and start acting. Your career is in your hands.
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