9 SURE-FIRE WAYS
TO GET A PROMOTION
- Figure out what's needed
-- use some intuition, as well as objectivity. Are promotions currently
- Only performance, or something else
- Creativity or detail ability
Then work on the needed skills or behaviors.
- Ask Your boss and the top
brass, How can I make a larger contribution?" Never say, "I
want a promotion."
- Remember your accomplishments,
because no one else will -- particularly as they effect the bottom
- Show initiative -- make
suggestions or develop new ideas. This is a message that says you deserve
- Volunteer -- at night, after
everyone else has left, and the boss and you are still here -- ask if
there's anything you can do to help him or her.
- Get more schooling -- computer
courses for example. Outside or in-house.
- Create "visi-posure"
-- visible exposure, and be known as an "expert" in your particular
job or function.
- Be in the right place.
Watch career paths of others. Examples: Are fast manufacturing promotions
are through plant management? Are consumer goods promotions through
- Find a mentor to help steer
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