Getting acknowledgement for all your hard work and dedication is one of the greatest feelings ever. For employees, they are rewarded through promotions. But, promotions don’t come easily, you need to work for it, and work hard.
Below are some tips to help you get well on your way to that promotion you’ve been waiting for!

Tips To Get Promoted!

  • Be a team player
  • Become irreplaceable
  • Never stop learning
  • Take charge 
  • Ask for feedback
  • Get involved 
  • Make good impressions 
  • Stay motivated 

Be a team player

Employers love someone who can work well in a team to benefit a company. A team is stronger together and can produce greater results. In fact, your weakness may be someone else’s strength, vice versa.
Having that ‘there is no “I” in team’ mindset will definitely improve your chances of a promotion. Always be willing to help others in your team and volunteer for more responsibilities!

Become irreplaceable

Everyone is replaceable, but make your employers dread the day they have to replace you! 
A few ways to become an irreplaceable employee:

  • Be that go-to person
  • Take initiative 
  • Become a problem solver
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Do more than what is asked
  • Be really good at what you do
  • Make yourself trustworthy
  • Build your leadership skills and take responsibility

Never stop learning 

Show your employer that you are constantly trying to improve your knowledge and skills in the workplace. Do a few short courses, ask others questions, or join in other departments’ discussions. Learn outside of your box. The more knowledge and skills you have, the more you will impress your boss, and the more you will be considered for that promotion!

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Take charge 

If you are aiming for a higher position you need to be able to show that you have leadership skills. The first step to being a good leader is acting like one. A few skills a good leader should display is;

  • Trustworthy
  • Responsible
  • Innovative
  • Decision-making skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Passionate
  • Honesty
  • Integrity

Leaders need to set examples for other employees, without these skills it will be hard to get that promotion.

Ask for feedback 

If you are after a promotion, make it clear to your employer. Inform them that you are after a job and find out what it will take to get there. Perhaps you can set up regular meetings with your supervisor to find out where you can make improvements. In fact, actually bringing up that you are interested might put you on the top of the list of possible employees to promote. This also means their eyes will be on you constantly, so impress, impress, impress!

Get involved 

Paying attention and taking notes in meetings are both important to do, but you need to go beyond that. Join in on discussions, share your ideas and engage with others. Even if you aren’t required to do something, try and involve yourself. Show your employers that you are interested in learning and committed to your work.

Make Good Impressions

If you want that promotion then you can’t be working hard in the dark. You need to go out of your way to make sure all your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.

Ways to leave a good impression:

  • Dress neatly and professionally
  • Maintain a good relationship with your boss and co-workers
  • Speak up in meetings 
  • Check-in regularly with your employer
  • Volunteer to help
  • Be punctual with time

Stay motivated 

Promotions don’t always happen, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it the first time. Keep working hard, give more value and maintain a strong work ethic. Keep reminding yourself of where you want to be and why you want it. Furthermore, constantly set goals for yourself to keep you motivated until you reach your end goal. And remember, once you do, carry on working hard. It’s only onwards and upwards from here on out!

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How to ask for a promotion.

When asking for a promotion, your employer will want to know what kind of value you bring to the company. A good idea may be to continuously build up a portfolio including all your workplace accomplishments. This will impress your employer and save you the efforts of trying to remember everything you have accomplished over the years

Think of the position you want and explain to your employer why you want it. You need to prove that you have what it takes! Another good idea is to ask them exactly what would be expected of you. Also, request feedback to make sure you are on the right track.

In short, just make sure your employers know you want that promotion!

Skills for Success!

Improving your skills constantly is a key thing to do if you even want to be considered for the job. A few good skills to work on may be;

  • Be self-motivated
  • Passionate 
  • Good communication
  • Listening skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Reliable
  • Great time-management 
  • Creative

Level Up with Bellview!

Following these tips and gaining all the necessary skills will definitely help set you apart from others who might be competing with you. A great way to help you might be enrolling for courses to help you gain knowledge and practical skills in your field. It will show your employers that you are qualified and always looking to make improvements.

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Author: Kayla Preston
Date Published: 02 September 2020