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How to get promoted faster
23 March 2015
Career promotion doesn't just happen instantly, nor is it something you can do simply when the mood strikes and you decide it’s time to move up. The opportunity for promotion begins your very first day in a new job. With preparation, a good attitude and a strong work ethic you will be well on your way. Follow these four vital tips to get promoted faster.
1. Make yourself known early
Your direct line manager is going to be your key support when climbing the corporate ladder. Your manager should already be doing monthly one-on-ones with you (at the least) to keep you on track in terms of performance, so this is a great opportunity to bring up your aspirations within the company.
Your manager will then be able to put you on the right path towards career progression and possibly provide some key contacts who will be invaluable in your transition. Actively ask about additional jobs you can perform to prove yourself – if you don't ask, you won't receive!
2. Network, network, network
A business mentor is a seriously underrated and underused resource - right at your fingertips. Whether they are located within your own company or in a similar field at a different company, like-minded individuals who have been promoted themselves can provide essential insights into your career path. Regular conversations with an individual who can give you valuable advice will put you a step ahead of colleagues who may be vying for the same role.
3. Always keep learning
Consistently building on your skill set and qualifications is brilliant - not only for your resume, but for potential promotion. Learn as much as you can from those around you and actively seek avenues to learn skills you wouldn't otherwise feel comfortable with. Many employers offer regular free training sessions on various topics relevant to your industry. Go to as many of these as you can and ask questions if you need clarification. Once it comes the time for promotion potential, you will have a lengthy list of required skills and maybe even additional assets that will make you stand out from the crowd.
4. Stay positive
Being switched on and proving your ambition and ability by building on your skills is key to career promotion, but maintaining a positive attitude and being a great team player are also pivotal in landing the job you long for. You are more likely to be promoted if you are approachable and someone others want to be around.
If you’re constantly being overlooked for a promotion at work, maybe it’s time to move on to your next opportunity. Get in touch with your Page Personnel consultant for advice on making your move today.
Career progression is a key motivator for many workers, and you will be on the right path if you: • Surround yourself with like-minded mentors • Volunteer for additional tasks to prove your worth • Make your aspirations known to your manager early