Sunday, September 2, 2012

Some exclusive Tips For Getting A Promotion

Once you have found a job that you love, it's important not to get too comfortable in your new position. Although I will be the first to admit that everyone needs some time to settle into a new job, but once you're comfortable with the job, it's time to start thinking about a promotion….

 The tricky thing about promotions is that almost everyone wants one, but very few people are willing to actively work toward getting them.

Working hard isn't enough, however, because most of the time the people who get promoted aren't always the people who work the hardest and never complain. Some people work themselves to death, hoping that a promotion will be tossed into their lap. When it doesn't happen, they become discouraged and their work ethic suffers. Most employers want to promote people who are good at what they do and who have leadership abilities. If you want to get promoted, you have to show that you are eager to learn, willing to lead and take charge of your career path.

If you have been trying to get promoted, here are 5 tips that can help:

 Do your best at every task - When your boss has a project that needs to be done quickly, he or she will most likely give it to the person who is the busiest. It might seem counterintuitive to give more work to the person who has the most on their plate, but the busy person is also the one who is most likely to give the task their best effort. Managers take note of this and soon, the busiest person will be kept busy doing the most challenging and rewarding projects. These projects give them a chance to learn new skills and deliver results to people who will notice them. Which means that they have a shot at showing their skills and leadership abilities to the very people who will make decisions about who to promote.

Always be professional - Everyone tries to be professional, but even the best of us can allow our egos to get in the way of our otherwise professional behavior. In a meeting, when working with a team or even in a dispute with a co-worker, your have to put your ego to the side. Going into a meeting and arguing with someone might make you feel better and you might even "win" the battle, but anything you gain will be short lived. That type of behavior shows that you can't handle stress, criticism and that you don't work well with others. These aren't qualities that employers want in their managers. When it comes to conflict at work, don't take it personal. Instead, use the experience as a chance to show that you can stay cool under pressure and that you respect others - all great management qualities.

Trust yourself - When faced with a difficult problem, we almost always know the right decision, but we often don't act on it. Instead, we over think it and put off making the decision until it's too late. Instead, trust your instincts and make a decision. If you really don't feel qualified to solve the problem, make a list of pros and cons and present the problem, along with possible solutions to your boss. Showing that you are able to work under pressure and make decisions is an important part of being a good leader.

Accept responsibility for your actions - If you make mistakes - and trust me, you will - take responsibility for them. Even if you don't think it was all your fault, accept the blame and move on. Don't take it personally and don't try to defend your honor. Your boss isn't interested in the excuses and they will only make you look bad. Once you accept the blame, move on and don't dwell on it. Forget the mistake, but keep the lesson. Don't fall into the trap of beating yourself up over it. Be grateful for your mistakes because without them, you wouldn't have the chance to learn from them and get better.

1 comment:

  1. this tips are four not five , am i wrong!