If you have a job you love and have been working at for a while, it makes sense that you may want to see a promotion in your near future. While the decision ultimately rests in the hands of your employer, there are five crucial steps you can take to speed up the process.
Be Early Every Day-
This cannot be stressed enough if you are hoping for a promotion in the near future. Being early every day not only allows you to jump into a situation if needed, but it also shows your level of commitment and dedication to your job. Your employers will start to notice that you are dependable, responsible, and motivated. These are all great traits to have as someone who is about to be promoted.
Go Above and Beyond Your Responsibilities-
In a similar manner to showing up early every day, you should go above and beyond your responsibilities. People who don’t care about work show up, do the bare minimum and clock out at the end of the day. People who value their jobs and colleagues show up at work, finish their tasks, and ask what else they can do to help their colleagues and the business overall. Not only will you be helping with your company’s productivity, but you will be visibly displayed to your employer that you have a vested interested in doing your job well beyond merely collecting a paycheck and helping the company succeed.
Express the Desire to Be Promoted-
Sometimes, even if you take the above two steps, your manager may not give you a promotion because s/he assumes you don’t want it. If you genuinely want to be promoted, you need to express the desire to them so they can take it into account. Whether you decide to write a formal letter, an informal e-mail, or have a conversation – that’s up to you. But, it is essential that you make your desire and goals heard so they can consider them.
If you have been working at a job that doesn’t allow for promotional opportunities, contact Award Staffing. We can place you in a job that values how hard you work and will give you opportunities based on the desires you express and the commitment you show to that particular company.