The whole essence of getting a job aside making money is to excel and move up the chain. One of the ways to know you’re doing well at your job is having successful appraisals and promotions both within and outside the organisation. I am sure you’ll sometimes wonder why some people easily get promoted while others struggle with it. For some, it’s hard work, for others it’s just mere luck while to some others, it’s favour. Whatever be the case, it’s everyone’s desire to get promoted at work because this shows progression in life.

What to do:

Work on it:

Just like the holy book says we should work out our salvation so also there’s the need to work out your promotion. Working hard is not child’s play so also getting promoted. It doesn’t occur in one day but over time. Your efforts, diligence and labour are weighed and used in assessing you. In all you do ensure your goals align with those of the company so you don’t go against them. Do what is expected of you and surpass their expectations.

Acquire skills:

In as much as you want to do well at you job, do not relax and be content with your present status. Acquire skills that are in line with your job and possible the ones that you know would move you forward in that job. Read wide and make use of the Internet to acquire more knowledge. There are always several ways or methods of doing something. There are also different solutions to problems. Be a problem solver and Let your skills speak for you.

Dare to be different:

What is that one thing that makes you different from your co- workers? Do you follow the band wagon or strive to stand out? What extra effort are you willing to use in achieving set goals?

Be a people person:

Be the type of person people want to associate with. If you’re widely read and know tits and bits of almost everything that relates to the company, then you’ll become the “go-to” person for everyone. Make yourself important in the eyes of everyone so that they see you as the solution to their problems. Be friendly and willing to help whenever possible.

Make suggestions:

To be a good employee, you should have the interest of the company at heart. If you know ways the company can grow or do better, make it known. Let your bosses be aware that you’re concerned about the business and not just about your pay. Ideas become reality when shared so do not keep those ideas to yourself but let them out.

Study trends:

Who are your competitors? What trends are in vogue? Look for ways the company can beat their competitors and be at alert on upcoming trends the company can benefit from.

Promotions are good when you know that you’ve worked hard for it and it eventually comes. Don’t relent until it comes. Good luck!

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