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Keys to Receiving a Promotion or Raise

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BUT... There are other way you can improve and prove your worth at work. Some are simple. Some are difficult. Take a look and then take your next step to get where you want to go.

Tecniques and Tips to Improve Your Probability

1. Become better at your job. Promotions and raises often (not always) go to those that have earned them. Be the person that deserves it the most. Grow as much as you can regarding your expertise at your job. Find ways you can stand out from your peers. Everyone knows who the best in each department is. Be that person.

2. Volunteer for assignments. When there are new opportunities available, be one of the people that volunteers for them. These are a great way to stand out, show that you’re motivated, and grow your presence within the company. If you have any new ideas for how things can be improved, present them.

3. Get feedback. You don’t know what you don’t know. Ask your superiors for feedback on your performance at work. Ask for advice on what you can do to get ahead. It shows that you want to do better. It also makes it hard for them not to give you a raise or promotion if you follow their advice.

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4. Dress for success. Dress for the next job you want. Studies have shown that your appearance can make a huge difference when it comes time for a promotion. Avoid overdoing it. Don’t dress like the CEO unless that’s the next obvious transition for you.Dress along the lines of the formality of your boss.

5. Be indispensable. Be so important that they can’t possibly let you go. They’ll want to promote you or give you a raise just to keep you happy. Think about things you can do that will make you more important at work.

6. Know the people that matter and make a good impression. Every workplace has its movers and shakers. Who are those people in your company? Who is likely to have an opening soon that would be perfect for you? Who do you have to impress in Human Resources? Who makes the decisions that affect your future?

7. Be visible. If you do great things, but no one knows about them, you’re not getting the most out of your effort. Ensure people know about the great things you’re doing. Choose assignments that have the greatest visibility.

8. Make your desires known. Let the appropriate people know that you’re interested in growing your career. Sometimes this is all it takes to start seeing some progress. Talk to your boss and their boss about this. Talk to other department heads that might also be applicable.

9. Be willing to walk away. It’s sad, but often true, that you won’t be rewarded for your loyalty. Often, it’s the person that’s willing to move on to another company that gets the raise or promotion. If your company strongly believes that you’re not going anywhere, you might be less likely to be rewarded.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve gotten a promotion or raise, it’s time to change your tactics. Make yourself as valuable as you can to your company and ensure that everyone knows about it. Take a hold of your caeer path and get the increased salary you desire.


Mike Acker

President & Lead Coach at ADVANCE

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