How to Get a Promotion in 2016
If you’re planning on 2016 being your year when it comes to your career, you’ve come to the right place. While there is never a guarantee of a promotion, there are some simple and effective things you can do to boost your chances in a big way. Lynette Phillips, CEO and Founder of Australia’s leading luxury media agency, MAXMEDIALAB, has revealed her top tips and expertise on what you should be doing in the workplace to get yourself noticed—and land that promotion once and for all. Read on to increase your chances of stepping up the corporate ladder this year.
First impressions are vital—dress appropriately. This is also extended to how you communicate, both written and verbally. Stay professional, punctual, and positive.
Make your strengths and abilities known amongst the industry—attend events and meet new people. Pay attention to the wider network, not just your immediate company in order to build your reputation.
It’s essential to be an expert in your field, but offering expertise in other areas will set you apart from the rest. Today’s work environment requires versatility.
Think outside the box, speak up, and share ideas.
Be a dependable person, deliver work on time, and go the extra mile—it will not go unnoticed.
Always aim higher—nothing gets you a promotion quicker than actual achievements and results.
There needs to be a mutual belief between the employer and employee. The promotion needs to come at the right time. Don’t be short sighted—the grass isn’t always greener and loyalty pays off.
Earn a reputation for being cooperative, professional, and dependable. Don’t get caught up in office politics, this is never a good idea.
We all encounter problems, however, it’s important to voice it with an idea or solution.
Focus on the task at hand but have a vision for the future. If you love what you do, going the extra mile comes naturally and so will success.
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