When you’ve been in the same job for a number of years, it is easy to become complacent and assume that a promotion will come along when your boss feels you are ready for it. But what about showing them you’re ready? Here are 5 ways to stand out for a promotion.
This doesn’t have to be a large responsibility, or something that will put you under increased pressure. In fact, it can be just the opposite. It could be introducing a new way of streamlining tasks in your department which makes everyone’s life that little bit easier! Taking responsibility to make things work faster, easier or more effective will make you stand out and can put you in management’s spotlight when a promotion discussion arises.
2. Set Goals – and Stick to Them!
By setting realistic goals and targets, and achieving them, you can demonstrate consistency in your performance and show your boss that you are capable and reliable. Organisations value hugely those who can own their tasks from start to finish, and independently goal-set.
3. Have a Positive Attitude
Positivity goes a long way in the workplace. Demonstrating that you want to be there, whether it’s dealing with clients enthusiastically or handling problems calmly, shows your boss that you are ready for more responsibility and proves that you are a trustworthy employee who is worth their investment.
4. Take a Step into Another Department
Showing diversity, flexibility and adaptability is a sure fire way to let your boss know that you are able for more. The ability to learn from other departments while continuing to perform to the highest standard in your own department will be a clear signal that it is time to move up.
5. Be An Opportunist!
Being able to identify opportunities to generate revenue is a desirable skill for any employee. It shows that you have a genuine interest in the company and its future. This way, when a potential promotion is on the horizon, you have the figures to back up your case.
There is no easy way to ask for a promotion, but there are lots of ways to make it crystal clear that you’re ready for one. Get started today and see how far it takes you! Moving up the career ladder and working in places with opportunities for career progression is important to a lot of people in the professions we hire for. Whether its in the hospitality sector or in healthcare, Three Q can help you too join a team that supports career progression and with these tips you have a blueprint to rise up the ranks!
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