We all want to move up, or ahead in our careers. Depending on your chosen profession moving up can take multiple paths, but is dependent on whether you get the promotion. There are ways you can stay at the "top of the pack" in your boss' mind when promotion time comes. None of these require spending an inordinate amount of overtime to get things done. Most of the techniques simply require working hard and being a positive, stable personality in the office or work-space
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1. Believe in yourself and what you're doing
It doesn't matter if you are in accounts receivable or the top salesperson for your company. When youbelieve in yourself and the contribution you make to the company, it shows and people will pick up on that. Believing in yourself helps your confidence and assurance in your work. When you come from a place of positive confidence, your productivity soars.
2. Be positive and engaged
Come from a place of being engaged and inspired about the work you do. This doesn't mean you have to sing and dance, but it does mean you should always be approachable and knowledgeable about your duties and responsibilities, and act on them accordingly. The more positive you are, the more it shows to everyone else. It also encourages others around you to be positive and upbeat. When you create that kind of atmosphere at work, it will be noticed by the boss.
3. Focus on solving problems, not whining about them
The more people whine about a problem, the less gets done about it. Law of diminishing return if you will. Take a step back and think of innovative ways to solve the problem.
4. Reach out
When you reach out to other employees on solutions to a problem or a business- related issue, you are creating consensus. When you create consensus, more people get pulled into the loop of being problem solvers, and the issue will be resolved faster. People begin regarding you as a "go- to" person, beneficial to being promoted.
5. Keep an eye on your boss, literally
The more you are aware of what your boss needs, the better your chances are of being noticed. Companies can go in multiple directions at once, you determine which paths are most important to your boss, and follow through on those.
6. Don't be a complainer
Yes, there are all kinds of negatives that occur daily at work, face those negatives with a positive mindset and handle them quietly. The more you complain to a co-worker or boss (not recommended) you gain the reputation of being a complainer. Complainers do not get promoted, no matter the validity of their complaints.
7. Be the best you can be
Truly excel at your job and have the results to prove it. Work hard to maintain that edge through the use of technology, education, and networking. Your networking can take place within the company or without as long as it is geared toward you being an exceptional performer. Set a positive example for other people with your diligence and perseverance.
8.Request performance feedback from your superiors
It shows that you are interested in being an excellent performer, and care. Nothing spells "this person should be promoted" more readily than asking to be evaluated on your work.
9. Treat everyone at work with dignity and respect
Sometimes it's hard, but essential. From the whiniest delivery person to the most curmudgeonly IT guy, disengage your personal feelings and be unfailingly polite and genuine. This is a behavior that will again draw attention to your positive work attitude and productivity. Nasty people are their own worst enemy, don't let them suck you in.
10. Maintain your composure and positive attitude through any crisis
When you show you are rock solid in your attitude and performance while people around you are flailing, you draw attention to your reliability. A boss needs people who can weather the most outrageous storms and come up with viable solutions and assistance. Getting promoted requires that you exhibit positive work characteristics through thick and thin, not just during the good times.
No one wants to stagnate in their career . No matter your age or skill-set, follow these ten rules of getting noticed for promotion, you will succeed.