How to Improve Your Chances at a Promotion

November 11th, 2016

Whether you have just begun a new job or have been in the same position for more than a year, chances are you may have your eyes on a promotion or will begin thinking about professional advancement in the near future. While it is of course important to put in a job well done, simply showing up and doing the work assigned to you is not enough on its own to merit a promotion. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, consider these recommended techniques to improve your chances of landing a promotion at work:

  • Communicate with your boss. As the old saying goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” so don’t be afraid to let your boss know you are interested in moving up in the ranks! Seek frequent feedback on your job performance so your boss can help you hone in on your skills and improve your challenge areas to help you succeed.
  • Seek outside of the box opportunities. Whether it’s initiating a new project or collaborating with teams in other departments, going above and beyond the scope of your daily tasks to help the company reach its goals is a great way to demonstrate you’re ready for a leadership position – not to mention, the more people who know you and respect your work, the greater your likelihood of being recommended for a promotion!
  • Create an action plan. After you’ve collaborated with others, communicated with your boss, and taken an honest look at your strengths and areas for improvement, it’s time to set some goals and strategize a plan. Work with your supervisor to set both short and long-term professional development goals for your career path. This will make you an even more valuable asset to your employer and set you up for success when the next promotion opens up!

If you are looking to advance your career in your current job or explore new job opportunities in Ardmore, Oklahoma, following these three suggestions is a great way to make yourself a highly marketable candidate. As Ardmore’s top staffing firm, 1st Staffing Group excels at matching Oklahoma’s top job candidates with their best matched opportunities. To learn more about paving your own career path, contact the professional development experts at 1st Staffing Group today!

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