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6 Tips for a Faster Promotion to Management

So, you’ve been working in the same position for over two years or more and no one has said anything to you about a promotion. You know that you have what it takes to be a manager, after all you’ve been taking on a supervisory role for quite some time. There could be many reasons for a company not giving you a promotion and some of them are valid, such as a downturn in the profits of the company or even your own job performance.

However, not all companies are suffering downturns. If your company is thriving but you still haven’t gotten a promotion, there are many things you can do to get noticed – in a good way – by your company superiors and move the promotion process along. 

These strategies can help you to move up the ladder:

  1. Be visible. People often underestimate this very simple but effective technique. If you want to be a manager you first need the Senior Leadership not only to know your name but to also see you as someone who helps advance the organization’s goals forward. 
    • Participate in company events, as much as possible.
  • Get on projects and committees. And be active and contribute! 
  1. Have a meeting with your boss to discuss your job performance. Find out where your boss thinks you can improve and make a concrete plan to ensure that it happens. Ask the questions:
  • What do I need to start, stop and continue doing?
  1. Be vocal. Speak up discussing your concerns with your boss is important and they will value your word, just as they value your work.
    • Offer realistic and effective solutions to your concerns.
    • Discuss your thoughts on things that you can do to bring value to the company.
    • Always have something to share at meetings, or ask questions.
  1. Be on time. Being late is an indicator that you are not reliable and you don’t value the time of others. Show up a bit early, instead, and use this time to get to know your coworkers better and prepare for the day’s tasks.
  2. Be a team player. Employees are more likely to move up faster in a company if a supervisor can see that they work well as a team. If you’re an isolated worker, ensure that your boss sees that you are making an effort to communicate and work effectively with others.
    • Do your part for team projects to help make them successful. Offer to lend a hand to a coworker who may be struggling.
    • Be willing to share the victories with others. Helping the team look good also helps you to look good.
  • Lend your expertise to other departments, great at excel, share the tip with another co-worker that works with data and reports.
  1. Continue learning. Leaders continuously learn! Continue your education with online learning or night school. But don’t just learn, apply the knowledge and share it with others.
  • Along with additional knowledge, you can learn many new skills as well as hone the skills you already have.
  • Picking up additional degrees or certificates for skills that can help your company will impress your bosses and could be a turning point for your career.

Following these tips will help you to move forward – not only in your bank account – but also in your career. They will increase your worth as an employee and make you a valuable asset to your company. 

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