If you’ve been working for quite some time in your company and you feel that you’re ready to climb the corporate ladder, there are a lot of ways to move upward. While your promotion might not happen overnight, you can shorten the regular time frame and speed up your promotion.
What Does It Take To Speed Up Your Promotion?
Before you go in and take the road to accelerate your promotion, there are some things you need to. First, reassess yourself. Re-assess your work performance and ethics. Are you qualified enough? Are you meeting your job goals? Then, research about the position you’re working towards by checking out the knowledge/skills needed, experience (along with the years required) and level of education or certification recommended. If you meet all these criteria, then you’re on the right track. On the other hand, if you’re missing any of these criteria, then see if you can find a way to fulfill it.
8 Ways To Speed Up Your Promotion
If you meet all the necessary criteria, skills and you think you’re ready to move up the ladder for promotion, here are eight ways to speed up your promotion and how to get in front of the competition:
Show Your Interest
Let your supervisors know that you are ready to take new challenges. Express your eagerness to commit to a new role or your desired position. If you feel comfortable bringing it up, talk to them about your interest for a promotion.
Do Your Best
If you want to accelerate your promotion, do your best at your current position. Show them that you can handle your role well and at the same time, take on new tasks and show your dedication to your job.
Networking is a must in any professional path as your network can open doors for opportunity. Talk and have brief conversations with people in the department or levels you’re interested in to begin establishing a familiarity with both the department and the employees so that they’ll be familiar with you when your name comes up in potential hire meetings.
Sharpen Your Skills
Whether you’re lacking or you already have the skills needed, it is important to enhance your skills. If you lack the skills required for a promotion, then learn that skills, meanwhile if you’ve already acquired the skill set necessary, don’t stop there. Improve and continuously learn new skills.
Promoting yourself doesn’t mean bragging. However, it is also vital to let your managers or supervisors know about what you’ve accomplished and your contribution to your team. Set up a check in meeting with your superiors on a regular basis to have them review your work and know what you need to do to get to the next level.
Take extra tasks for your team. Not only you help your team, but you also learn new things and challenge yourself. Volunteering is also a good way to promote yourself as long as you’re able to handle the additional workload.
Stay on top of your company’s news. Get a copy of press releases and reports and try to establish a relationship with the marketing team to have a better grasp of the goings on in your company. It can also help you further assess how you and your skills can better contribute to the business.
Have A Positive Attitude
Whether you get the promotion soon or you don’t, stay positive. Be professional, and show that you have good work ethic.
There are a lot of ways to speed up your promotion. Taking the initiative and following these steps will help you achieve your goal.