Just because you are happy with your current job doesn’t mean that you don’t want a new one that better, right? More times then not, if you love your current job, the thought of getting promoted is a fantastic opportunity. It lets you stay with the company you like while giving you the chance to advance in your career.
This sounds like a great proposition, right? Who wouldn’t want a promotion? To help get your next work promotion, here are some tips to get you started.
Communicate More With Your Boss-
One of the simplest ways to understand what you need to do to get a promotion is to talk to your boss. Most likely they will tell you what you need to do in your current role to get promoted. By doing this, you are provided critical insights and feedback that relate specifically to the job you are looking to develop into.
Talking to your manager, you let them know that you have the motivation and what to grow within the organization. More times than not, managers don’t reach out to employees about work promotions, but talking your intentions will put you on their radar.
Seek Out New Job Duties-
Promotions aren’t just given; they are earned. You also have to demonstrate that you can handle the responsibilities that come along with the new job. The best way to make this happen is to ask for new responsibilities that align with the new job that you want.
By doing this, it provides you with the opportunity to experience what doing parts of that job is actually like in addition to showing management that you are capable of doing the work. The added bonus of this is that you’ll also be viewed as a self-starter and passionate about the job.
Focus on Productivity-
Minnesota companies want to give promotions employees who can handle a diverse set of responsibilities. To most employees, this means that putting in extra hours but believe it or not this can work against you, especially if it isn’t the norm for the position. Instead, try looking for ways to improve processes that can lead to enhance productivity. Accomplishing this is a cost-effective way to help the business.
Be a Leader-
As you seek being promoted, excellent leadership skills critical. If you have never held a job before that requires you to establish, let alone use leadership skills, find opportunities that allow you to take the lead for workplace activities or projects. Even a project that doesn’t correlate to your job, such as being apart of various workplace committees, can help you build your leadership skills while making a strong impression on others.
If you are interested in finding a new job opportunity, the hiring team at Award Staffing can help you get to where you want to be. Contact us today and see how our current job openings can help you find promotional opportunities in Minnesota. Want to learn more career tips and tricks – check our When Work Works blog.