If you want to climb up the corporate ladder, one way you can do this is by getting a promotion at work. Depending on where you work and the industry you work in, this might be quite difficult. However, if you work hard, you could be the next person to be given that big promotion. Here’s how to do it:
Ask for a Meeting With Your Boss
If you want a promotion at work but you don’t know where you’re at currently, the best thing you can do is ask for a meeting with your boss. In the meeting discuss what you’re doing great at, and what you can improve on, then work on what you are given. Make it known that you would like a promotion in the meeting. You can simply mention that you would like to move forward with the company. After the meeting do all that you can to improve.
Do Courses and Workshops on the Side
If you want to take control of your own professional career/life, you should try a few courses and workshops on the side. Some businesses will put you in for these courses themselves, but in most cases you’ll have to take charge. Do courses and workshops you feel will help you improve your skills and further your career. Leadership training can be a good choice for those who want a promotion.
Build Your Network at Work
By building your network at work, everybody will come to know you. The stronger presence you have in the workplace, the better stead you put yourself in for a promotion. When people around the office like you and know you, you automatically become a sensible choice for promotion.
Build a Relationship With Your Boss
Build a relationship with your boss to show them that you would be a good choice for promotion. This doesn’t need to be a ‘teacher’s pet’ kind of relationship, but you shouldn’t be afraid to go to your boss with questions, suggestions and ideas.
Look the Part
You must look the part if you want a promotion, so dress like you want it! Some say you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have, so you could try that. Make sure you always look clean and professional. Your look should be suited to the industry that you work in.
Stay interested in your job and the company. Take notes to show that you’re serious about improving and getting things done. A genuine interest will take you far.
Go to Office Parties
Office parties allow you to build relationships with other staff members. They stop you from alienating yourself, and you can get information. For example, is anybody leaving anytime soon? This can give you an indication of when the next opening will be.
Use these tips, stay consistent, and soon enough you’ll have the promotion you’ve got your eye on at work. It might not be the next promotion, but sooner or later your boss will see that promoting you is a good idea. Good luck!