Promotion

How To Show You Deserve A Promotion

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You work hard, spend your time at office judiciously, and meet targets without failing deadlines. For the work you do everyday, you feel you deserve a promotion. But when it comes to asking your boss directly, you find it awkward and difficult to approach him/her. It can indeed be quite nerve-wracking to go up to your boss and ask for a promotion directly. Instead, you can show that you are ready for it and convince your boss easily.

How To Show You Deserve A Promotion

Here are some useful tips to show your boss you are ready for a promotion:

Upgrade Your Skills

A promotion means new responsibilities and greater challenges. To meet these new challenges, you must have the desired skills. One of the best ways to show that you are ready for a promotion, therefore, is to upgrade your competencies. Understand your job role, browse the net and find courses that can take you ahead.

Many large organizations have online courses for their employees. On the completion of those courses, managers are immediately notified. If your organization also has such courses, sign up for them frequently.

You can also attend workshops and seminars to learn more about what courses will upgrade your skills and make you a more valuable resource in your company. Another simple tip is to follow people on LinkedIn. Find professionals who have a similar background and check the courses they completed. A simple Google search will give you a lot of information.

Be Innovative

In the present business climate, organizations need people who can not only perform their responsibilities well but also deliver greater value. To make yourself more valuable for the business, think out-of-the-box. Look for unforeseen challenges and hidden opportunities. Start by observing your team keenly. Once you identify a problem, look for ways in which it can be addressed.

Be A Dependable Team Player

One of the things managers pay special attention to when it comes to promoting their team members is their maturity to handle things. In other words, you should be someone your manager can depend on when things are difficult to handle. You must, therefore, be proactive and extremely organized.

Create folders as per your convenience to arrange documents, presentations and spreadsheets in order. Be responsive and always respond to important mails. If you find it too tough to handle multiple responsibilities, use sticky notes to stay on top of things. The way you do your job sets you apart from your colleagues. So, don’t leave a bad impression by doing a shoddy job.

Ask Your Manager To Mentor You

This is the easiest way to grab your boss’s attention and show that you are keen to learn. During the mentoring phase, you get an opportunity to collaborate closely with your manager. Moreover, you come across as an enthusiastic learner and get an opportunity to demonstrate your skills. By leaving a good impression, you can have an influential ally backing your contention for promotion.

Rock Your Current Role

While pitching yourself for a promotion, you must show that you have excelled in your current role and that staying in the same profile will be stagnating for your career. Gain the trust of your team members so that they approach you when they have a problem at hand. Your boss will be more convinced if he sees that you have done a great job in your role and are now ready to take on more responsibilities.

When you bring value to the business, your manager will be convinced to promote you at work. You just need to find the right balance of hard work, people skills and enthusiasm to brighten your prospects.

Joshua Turner is a writer who creates informative articles in relation to business. In this article, he offers tips to individuals working for a promotion and aims to encourage further study with an online marketing MBA.


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Joshua Turner

Joshua Turner is a writer who creates informative articles relating to business.

2 comments

  1. Hi Joshua,

    That is a great article and great food for thought. Thank you for sharing.

    I also find that finding a mentor other than the boss helps. It is not always easy to find such a mentor. It takes effort and networking up to find one. I have found that such a mentor can really teach you the ropes of how you can get ahead in the best possible way.

    I came across your article when I was pointed to an article on this site by a friend when he saw the list I had compiled of the top 10 mistakes career growth people make. My list is at:

    http://leadyourselftothetop.com/blog/top10mistakes/

    I would love to hear what you think of it.

    It will also be great to collaborate since we are working in similar areas. What do you think?

    Warmly,
    Binod.

  2. This is definitely a great resource for professionals. I like the boss/mentor idea. And as you mention it does show your boss that you are willing to learn and go beyond your current job expectations. Thanks for these tips

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