Have you been in the same position for a long time?
Do you feel it is time to climb up the ladder in your career?
Firstly, you have to know that getting promoted is more than just a pay raise; it means that you will have to take on additional responsibilities, complete harder projects, and improve your skills. If you are aware of this fact and willing to take on the challenge, ask for a promotion considering the length of time you have worked in your current role and your company’s culture. However, to prove you are ready for a promotion and make sure to get an affirmative answer to your request, do the following activities:
1) Demonstrate above-average qualities
First of all, you need to show you have what it takes to be promoted. Be a self-starter and have a growth mindset so you take on challenges, use the feedback, learn effective problem-solving strategies, and accomplish goals. That way, you will be able to proudly showcase outstanding performance, knowledge, and abilities. Make sure you rule by the example and lead, motivate, and gain the respect of your team members successfully. Also, don’t forget to research the job position, meet the specific requirements, and be aware of commonly performed tasks.
2) Don’t overpromise nor overdeliver
To overpromise and underdeliver is one of the most common mistakes people do. On the other hand, to underpromise and overdeliver is better since you will exceed expectations. However, it is better to invest efforts into keeping promises, not in exceeding them. In other words, do what you say you will do. Working harder doesn’t get you ahead, it is work on the right things. It’s more effective to do five things thoroughly, and promote your success than try doing 25 things. Prioritize based on your company’s goals and manage your time to make sure you execute.
3) Provide specific data and examples
Like Benjamin Franklin said “Well done is better than well said”. With that in mind, remember to be able to show numbers of how your work has benefited the company. To do so, gather supporting examples of how you consistently achieved objectives and improved your skills, like performance reviews or course certificates. In addition, have handy a list of your job responsibilities, achievements, and the skills and experience you have acquired. Having this can show your employer why you deserve a promotion.
Finally, don’t mention other people, focus on your achievements, what you can do to improve the company, and don’t sell yourself short. We wish you the best of luck getting promoted.
Have you asked for a promotion before? How did you prove you were ready for a promotion? Do you think these tips are helpful? Tell us in the comments and don’t forget to share this information with someone that needs that extra boost to ask for a promotion, good luck!