After obtaining your qualifications with National Training, you’re sure to have your eye on that
promotion. In addition to being qualified and having the experience to back it up, there are a few
surefire ways to grab the attention of the person handing out upper level job titles. Here are our top
5 ways to land that promotion.
1. Open a Dialogue
Do you have good rapport with the person in charge of promotions? You don’t have to be
best friends with the boss to get the promotion, but you do have to be comfortable
communicating with them. Make sure that the boss knows you’re interested in the future of
the company, in improving your stakes in the company, and even that you’re looking to
move up. And be open to detailed feedback as to what you can do to make that happen.
2. Address the Big Picture Problems
If you’re looking to take your career to the next level within the company, you not only have
to impress your boss with how you handle your tasks, but on how your current
responsibilities fit into the larger scheme. What is your boss’ most urgent problem? Don’t
overstep your bounds, but if you can demonstrate that you’re a solution-finder, you’re sure
to take home the promotion.
3. Always Be Training
Even if there is no promotion currently available, take every opportunity to train.
Professional development, conferences, and also getting a look into another department or
working with someone who’s been in the field for a decade or two longer than you, are all
fantastic ways to improve your skillset. And when that promotion does come up, your
ambition and passion will be remembered.
4. You Are Your Biggest Advocate
If you work for a company where team members self-nominate for promotions, step up.
Humility is important, but when it comes to the future of your career, if you believe that
you’re really the best candidate for the company, this is no time to be modest. Make
yourself a candidate.
5. The Promotion for You isn’t Always in Your Company
If you’ve been passed over for a promotion a few times, have a personality clash within the
team, or there’s no chance of a promotion being offered any time soon, cut your losses.
Take all of the experience you’ve gained, your new National Training qualification, and a
fabulous resume to a company that will better align with your career goals. You are married
to your own career, not to a company.