Are you wanting to get ahead in your career, but not making any real progress? It might be that by making a few small changes you can get yourself “spotted” by your boss and land yourself a promotion.
Here’s our top 7 tips.
- Know What You Want
- What’s your ultimate goal? You can’t expect someone to put their faith in you, when you don’t know what you want.
- Put together a plan of what you want to achieve and then go for it!
- Be fearless in your approach.
2. Make a Plan
- Once you’ve decided what you want, make a plan as to how you can achieve it, if you need to add to your skills and qualifications, then investigate exactly what you need to do.
- Don’t dismiss having to retrain, because you think it’s going to mean quitting fulltime employment and going back to school. There’s a whole selection of online courses you can do, or night school qualifications.
- Depending on what you want to do, there may be an apprenticeship option or some other “earn as you learn” scheme.
3. Push Yourself
- If you like the job you currently have, but aren’t feeling stimulated, then speak to your boss about the possibility of taking on some more challenging tasks and projects.
- This will show your boss that you want to progress your career and are serious about promotion.
4. Don’t Compromise
- There’ll always be someone in your life who tries to put a nagging doubt in your head that you’re not good enough to achieve what you want, but don’t listen to them!
- It’s your life and you should never compromise on what you want to achieve and your goals.
5. Don’t be Scared to Try
- Not everything you try will work first time, but don’t be scared to try!
- All the best people have failed;
6. Speak Up
- Participate in meetings, offer an opinion and make suggestions.
- You can’t expect to be noticed if you shrink away in a corner!
- Make sure you prepare before a meeting so that you have something to offer.
- Don’t be scared to say no! It’s a very underused word, and agreeing to things that you don’t really want to do isn’t going to help you achieve your dream, particularly if it’s just someone passing the buck.
All the things you achieve throughout your career, however small they might seem should be used to help enhance your portfolio and combine to form a rich and full career history.