Making it in your chosen field will mean you need to get promoted at least once in your life. Earning a promotion is the focus of this article and then, if you follow the tips along here the answer should be a resounding yes. You may not even have to ask!
Know your Job
Note that doing your job and knowing your job are two different things. You have what is in your remit but making sure you do that with the minimum amount of fuss and to the best of your ability will always be noticed. The idea is to minimise the problems people could have with you, professionally speaking. Doing a good job might seem like it’s a no-brainer but without it, you won’t get anywhere.
Demonstrate Willingness to Help Others
Taking over someone else’s responsibilities might seem a bit presumptuous but if they’re snowed under and you are relatively free it’s the best thing you can do. People will notice if you constantly have time for other duties as a big part of being promoted is taking on new tasks. If you’re a helpful and diligent member of the team then good things will come your way.
Know your Colleagues
Being a friendly face and someone everyone likes to have around is always beneficial. The idea of you not being with the company anymore might be too much for your boss to handle. Obviously, they are a professional and will base their decision chiefly on your professional virtues but remembering their birthday or little details about their hobbies or schedule will be noted and that attention translates as care, someone who cares about others and themselves.
In the nicest way possible it’s often more useful in the long run if you don’t go screaming your achievements from the rooftops. Maybe you were in earlier than everyone else and are always the one to make the tea. Unfortunately, no one wants to hear about it. If you go about your day being quietly useful no one will notice for a while, that’s the truth of it. However, the minute you’re not there and don’t do it, a tiny bit of digging will reveal you as the workplace’s secret saviour.
Make Yourself Indispensable
Probably the most important one is to make sure you know that the company wouldn’t function without you. You do this by saying yes to everything, even to things that aren’t questions. See problems before they occur and that assertiveness will find you in positions of responsibility you didn’t think you would ever have. The idea of you leaving won’t just be unpalatable it will be unworkable. You’ll be promoted in no time.