Unless you own the business, almost everyone is looking for a way to be noticed for a promotion. A promotion gives you, not only the satisfaction of knowing you are doing a great job, but in some cases, it can also mean a raise. Some people do a great job but get looked over when it comes to promotion time. How is this?? Let’s get you noticed.
Well, here are 5 simple ways to get noticed for that well deserved promotion.
1. Always be on-time
And by on-time, we mean 5 minutes early. Arriving 5 minutes early allows you time to walk in, get situated and ready for work at the actual starting time. You may think your boss doesn’t notice that you are five minutes late everyday. More often than not they do or they at least have someone that isn’t afraid to let them know.
2. Always call if you’re going to be late
Calling your boss ahead of time when you are going to be late may seem uncomfortable at first, but it shows great communication. (Unless you do it everyday) It also shows your boss that, despite the fact that you may get in trouble, you called because you care. It allows them to put more trust in you because you are willing to even tell on yourself
3. Ask for feedback
Ask your boss for feedback when it comes to doing a job better. Be proactive and ask about areas they see need improving. (Certainly don’t ask everyday) Don’t wait until a yearly review to find out you’re missing a promotion because of something you could have improved. Ask your boss about how they would have handled a certain situation?
4. Give them feedback
By this we don’t mean to tell them how they could do their job better. Simply, when you get feedback about improving your job, give them feedback on the steps you’ve taken to improve. It is okay to occasionally let your boss know about something good you did for the company. Sometimes You need to be your biggest fan by letting them know you did something great. Just remember that over-doing it will get annoying quickly.
5. Ask for more…
Once you’ve mastered the 4 steps above, ask your boss for more responsibility or an opportunity to learn additional job duties. Seeking this out on your own makes you well on your way to becoming irreplaceable. The more knowledge you have about your business or industry as a whole, the easier it is for you to be promoted.
A trusted employee who is always on time, asking how they can improve, and are searching for ways to become more knowledgeable about the business, will be at the top of the list when it comes time for promotions.