Are You Ready For That Promotion?

Getting a promotion or asking for a promotion has its own edge and pit falls. As how everything else is, it has advantage and disadvantages.

If you manage your way up to go to higher position, this would entail more responsible but would not mean an automatic higher compensation for being able to climb the ladder. To advance in position would entail more of your hours and effort.

If you want a promotion, you must know exactly know what you want. Mind you, it must not that you know of only, but you have a clear picture. Stick to both what is realistic and attainable.

Part of getting that promotion is being able to sell yourself. What makes you marketable? What do you have that the company would say your not a liability? What do have to offer to your boss? What is your vision as why you would like get that promotion? What are your skills? How will you pitch it to your boss?

The greatest part of asking for that promotion is being able to prove without appearing haughty. When you have finally seen the picture and you have pitched yourself to your boss, it is time to reveal what you can offer.

Pitching your intentions is just the beginning, you have to show the score to your boss. Since you have worked on your career plus did your research on how you will fit in to the company’s vision and mission, you have to work out on the skills that you can offer to them.

Work out your skills and relate these skills to the new role you wish to fill in. When your boss sees that you have done your homework he would take the chance. Relating to the company, fusing your skills to their needs will motivate them to think twice to let go of you or refuse the promotion you have been aspiring for.

Since your boss is like the almighty, in the premises of you workspace, more or less he knows how you stand as an employee to the copmpany. Wisest for you to do is to reaasses yourself of your achievements. Ask yourself, “Do i deserve this promotion?”. Reflecting on your performance will give you a great deal of the results of your supposed promotion. More than that,highlight your achievement with the company.

However, do not entirely bank on your achievement, express your weaknesses together with the advancement of of greater knowledge to address that weakness. Always, review your own work performance.

When preparing your personal selling points, you not only want to highlight the skills you use in your current job, but also highlight your untapped skills. Your employer is much more likely to promote you if he or she thinks that they will get more value out of you.


Approaches to Turn the Tides

Below are some few tips suggested by Scott Boyd:


Tip 1: Explain that you have been with the company for x amount of time and ask if he or she has been has been hippy with your work.


Tip 2: Go on to say that you would like to move on to a more challenging role as you feel your skills are put to better use. Highlight all you selling points and relate them to how they can benefit the company.


Tip 3: Now, at this point you should have found out if there are any suitable positions advertised in the company. If so, ask your boss to recommend you for that position.


Tip 4: If not, then you have to speculate. First, make sure there’s a budget for your promotion.


Tip 5: If not, then try to get more responsibility in your current role. At the very least it may mean a better job title and more experience, which is always good for your CV.


With all at these at hand, and you fail to receive that promotion, do not feel daunted. Take it as an experience to your career and show you boss that you are still capable. A few more polishing and the next promotion is all yours. Always keep up the good work for all you know, you might just earn the spot.


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