You’ve been working long hours and lucky to get your 3% annual pay increase. Living expenses keep outpacing your raise. How can you ever get ahead financially? A promotion seems the answer, but your boss doesn’t seem interested in considering it – what’s up? You know your work is valuable and necessary to the department – doesn’t anyone care about what YOU need?
If this sounds like your situation, listen up. “People don’t get promoted as a reward for a job well done. They get promoted as part of the company’s total strategy – otherwise known as succession planning.” Huh?
It’s time for you to get strategic in your thinking about your career path. Remember, at work it’s all about “them” and not “you.” You have a job because you provide value to your company; you are contributing to your company’s overall profits. In order to get a promotion, not only do you have to contribute more value, you have to do it in such a way that fits into your company’s long term goals.
As you create your promotion strategy, dig into your company’s valued competencies and determine how your personal attributes align with them. Map out your plan for how you can boost your involvement to get recognition from the key management responsible for your promotion. It’s all about building relationships, building bridges, and spotlighting your achievements. Status quo won’t get you promoted – embracing change will!
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