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Jul 19, 2019

The Resource Link’s Hack on How to Get Promoted at Work

Hack on being promoted

Anyone in any size
organization and on any size team, has the ability to grow at work. Don’t let
the fact that “there has never been this position before” stop you. Companies
want to keep their good people happy! Remember, it never hurts to try or to ask
a question! 

Step 1: Know Your Job & Turn in Quality!

Of course, you have
to be a pro at your current position to even be considered for a promotion. Take
the time to do your job right and turn in high quality work. Being an all-star
in your current position will definitely help get you noticed and prove to your
boss that you are ready to take on extra responsibility.

Step 2: Document Your
Processes & Automate!

Document
your processes. This way, someone can get in your position and know what to do
by following your notes. Also, try to automate your work if you can!

Step 3: Communicate

Let your boss know
what you have done and why. Say the words “I am looking for increased
responsibilities” or “I feel I am ready to take that next step in my career”.
If you don’t say the words, they won’t know what you want. If they don’t think
you are ready for a promotion or additional responsibilities yet, make sure you
come up with a plan together on how to get you there. Make sure to get on the
same page about timeline.

Step 4: Keep a
Positive Attitude

Don’t
let the fact that your boss shot you down the first time change your attitude!

Step 5: Implement the
Items Your Boss is Looking for

In
Step 3, you should have received specific action items on what you needed to do
to get promoted or gain additional responsibilities. Make sure you begin
implementing these things immediately!

Step 6: Develop
Emotional Intelligence and Don’t Self-Sabotage

What
does your team think of you? Are you a leader? Do you cause distractions? There
may be things you may be doing that are getting in the way. Develop some
emotional intelligence and view your actions. Are there things you need to
change?

Step 7: Ask Again

Schedule
another meeting with your boss! Promoted? Congratulations!! Your boss still
doesn’t think your ready? It may be time to look outside of your current
position.  

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