What’s your goal for achievement on a professional level? Is it a promotion to a high level manager, vice-president, or even CEO? Getting selected for that dream position would completely make your day, wouldn’t it?
How can you put yourself into a position to be chosen to fill that coveted role? You’re likely doubtful about whether you have all the qualities the board of directors is looking for, but honestly speaking, you probably already do!
What you’re perhaps missing is the know-how to get your abilities and skill set noticed so you get chosen for the promotion.
Five Tips for Landing the Job Promotion of Your Dreams
In order to be selected over the elite competition in your office, make these actions priorities:
1. Excel at current job. In any organization, employers look at a prospect’s current competencies to determine suitability for a promotion. If you have what it takes now, you’ll probably have what it takes in the new position. So, your game plan is simply:
* Perform your current tasks to the best of your ability.
* Stand out among your peers who are on the same level as you.
* Show versatility and drive by performing an unassigned task from time to time.
2. Achieve recognition. Doing well at your current job is great, but being recognized is how you’ll really stand out. That’s not to say that your aim is always to be recognized, but it’s certainly not going to hurt leading up to the company’s decision about a promotion!
3. Achieve efficiency. If you’re going for a promotion, you’ll be receiving increased responsibilities. What that means for you is that you’ll have to be able to achieve more in the same amount of time. That’s where efficiency comes in, and if you display it now in your current job, that’s a plus on your record.
* Start thinking about how you can accomplish the same tasks with the same quality, but more efficiently.
4. Adhere to company policies. By showing your support of company policies, you’ll show your employer that you have the maturity and responsibility to handle a more senior position. It’s time to start thinking like a leader, and not a follower.
5. Learn about the job. While the board of directors is doing its own assessment of potential candidates for the promotion, it would be a great idea for you to do what you can to learn more about the job you’re shooting for.
* Ask others in that department or in a similar capacity about what it’s like being at that level.
* Do research online to gain an understanding of the responsibilities you’ll probably have in your new position.
* Spend some time talking to the person who’s currently in that position to find out what the challenges are and try to figure out how you would approach them.
Only you can secure the professional future you want and deserve. The decision you make to stand up and be counted is yours and yours alone. Embrace your power and go for it; your dream promotion awaits!