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Are You Ready For That Promotion?

Do you want to make an impression at your company but finding it hard to stand out amongst your collegues? Here are some tips to give you a competitive advantage so that you may set yourself apart and/or become next in line for a promotion.

Take Initiative

Developing strategic goals to safeguard the organization future is probably one of your boss’s primary objectives. Her to-do list may be vast and minor details may sometimes become adrift in the process. How can you assist your boss with her task load and improve the company along the way? Take initiative and create a plan or simply ask how you can lessen your boss’ workload. Your initiative will be respected.

Be Positive

Your approach and attitude can make a difference when being assessed by your supervisor. Are you eager and willing to pitch in when needed, or do you grumble when things don’t go your way and appear disinterested? No one wants to be around someone who is irritable and unapproachable. By showing a positive attitude good things will come your way. Additionally, your positive attitude will have an encouraging effect on those around you.

Teach Yourself New Skills

Always increase your value in the workplace by enhancing and improving your skills while looking to acquire new ones. Predict your company’s expanding needs and engage yourself by learning new talents. The more you can learn about your organization as a whole, the more marketable you will be in the future.

Show Trustworthiness

The more reliable and responsibility you show, the more trustworthy your manager will view you. Do you perform tasks successfully and in an efficient manner? Gaining your manager’s trust will lead to more chances to work on a variety of new projects because you have exhibited the talent to perform at a higher level. Being identified as the go-to person for your boss can go a long way in your career advancement.

Take Responsibility for Your Work

You were hired to do a particular job so it is up to you to know all the ins and outs of the position. Take training seriously and ask questions to gain a better understanding your position. The more you go above and beyond what is required of you, the more you will be noticed. Take responsibility for any problems and determine a strategic action plan for correcting those mistakes. It is up to you to make the most out of your opportunities and adversities.

By taking initiatives, staying positive, learning new skills, showing trustworthiness and responsibility you will certainly position yourself way above the competition and become an excellent candidate for that promotion you’ve had your eye on.

Good Luck!

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