For sure, all of us want to earn that promotion and take our career to the next level. Aside from the perks of getting a salary increase and that satisfying feeling of being valued by the company, we also experience the fulfillment of reaping the rewards of our hard work. It is one thing to hone our talents and do our best for getting promoted, but it is another thing to plan and know the things you need to do to work smart. We might be doing our best with our job but are we ready to go the extra mile? Here are some of the tips that can help you get your priorities straight and aim for that promotion!
1. Organize your documents efficiently
You may be puzzled as to why we mentioned it first. When you fully understand, it will make sense how this speaks much about having a remarkable work ethic. For you to get that promotion, you can start with the basics first. Properly organizing your documents will help you clear your mind and make you more productive. This way, you can perform at an optimal state. Archive your files by converting your word document or Excel to PDF. You can also use Cloud and have a system for categorizing documents.
2. Contribute something valuable
All of us do our work, but what else can you do to be noticed by your bosses? The key here is to contribute something valuable to the company. Sure, you beat your monthly quota and perform well. Aside from these, add a more conscious effort into giving something that will greatly help the company. To do this, you can improve your skills to deliver the best results. You can also think outside the box and broaden your horizons. Expand and learn about other trends, concepts, and techniques that you think will greatly help your company.
3. Work hard for “easier work”
This might sound confusing at first. To get promoted, work hard to make the work of those around you, especially your boss easier. Make sure to work hard enough that the company will no longer need your boss’s job. This does not mean that you will be in a bitter rivalry with your boss and send them jobless. This only means that you will work hard enough that your boss can rely on you and they can focus on other tasks.
4. Establish career goals
Be transparent with your boss about your career goals. This will allow you to set a clear goal about where your career is headed. Discuss with your boss about your short-term plans or your plans in 6 months or about a year. If you are in good company at the hands of a good boss, they will help you reach your goals by giving you opportunities. You should let them know that you are eyeing a certain position. Like we said before, you do not need to be rivals with your boss—instead, be partners that aim for the growth of the company and of yourselves as individuals.
5. Keep calm and carry on
You might have run across this phrase before. No, being calm does not mean you have the freedom to slack off. When eyeing for a promotion, your bosses will be watchful about your character and work ethic. Be diligent and work hard, but keep your cool under pressure. Being optimistic while calm and rational will be a good character for you to exemplify in your workspace. This will make your colleagues more confident and reliant on you. You will think better, too, and make good calls when you are calm, positive, and smart.
6. Avoid drama
Your office would not be complete without an office drama. Expect gossip, politics, and cutthroat competition. Spare yourself the possible mess and keep yourself out of those situations. It is better to work quietly and let your performance index speak for you, instead of getting those gossip and nonsense into your mind. On top of this, the company and your colleagues will greatly respect you if you keep your integrity by veering yourself away from office politics.
7. Be committed
Everything—integrity, diligence, passion, and more—falls into place by staying committed to your company. If you are committed to devoting all your talents and efforts to the betterment of the company, your bosses will surely notice you and rely on you for your work ethic. Your commitment will ensure the great quality of your work and the relationships that you develop within your workspace.
8. Be a team player
You might be doing things on your own during your school and university years, but working in a corporate space is different. Once you are working on a project in your office, of course, your hard work and talent will have merits. But this is also high time for you to realize that you cannot do everything all on your own. With this, you need to be more open to other’s help and ideas. You need to be more collaborative and practice the value of teamwork.
9. Be confident
This might go without saying. Although, this is something that might be easy to say. If you are someone who struggles with self-confidence, maybe you need to work harder with your relationship with yourself and trust yourself a bit more. if you are confident, you become fearless to take risks and be humble to correct mistakes.
10. Have an efficient tracker or journaling system
If you have lots of things to do, it might be difficult to stay on track, especially if you are a bit forgetful and become easily overwhelmed. It is also helpful to keep a journal or a to-do list for the things you need to do or for the engagements you need to prepare.
Choose a job and company you love
Here are just some of the tips we think about how you can earn that promotion. Above all these, we think it is important for you to choose a company that values you and does not put you down. Choose a job you love and a company that values teamwork and grow