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You Deserve A Job Promotion! But DON'T Ask For It! 9 Steps To Guarantee It!

Aug 17, 2007
OK. You know you deserve a job promotion! You've earned it. So, now what do you do?

A nice job promotion is one of those things almost everyone wants. But no one is bold enough to ask for it.

If you're determined to get ahead and are willing to follow some simple steps, you can move the odds of a job promotion significantly in your favor.

Here are 9 proven steps that can set you on the path to a good job promotion:

1. Under NO circumstances do you ever ask for a job promotion!

2. Get yourself a mentor. Someone a level or two above you that you feel comfortable with . . . with whom you can talk and get advice.

3. Determine the factors that go into promotions where you work? For example, does your boss select people she feels comfortable with -- that she hangs out with? Or does she base decisions solely on performance? You need to develop that skills that match up with your boss' expectations.

4. Let your boss know you have more to offer. For example during a performance review you can ask, "What more can I do for the organization." Or "What more can I do to make myself more valuable?"

5. Write down a list of your accomplishments. Be very precise and use quantifiable results. Then give the list to your boss for review in advance of your performance review.

6. Tell your boss you're looking for further training, e.g. a computer course or specialty seminar. Send an unspoken message that you're interested in moving up the ladder.

7. Get involved in civic or philanthropic activities supported by those at the top of your organization.

8. Show your initiative by recommending new ideas or projects. Send a message to your boss that you have something more of value to offer.

9. Look for ways to make a contribution by volunteering your extra time, e.g. after work hours.

As I was reviewing these important steps, it occurred to me that many of these requirement apply to acquiring a new job in the first place.

For example, when we're in the job market we put most of our emphasis on writing and distributing a good resume. In fact, an employer is much more interested in what you bring to the table going forward. He/she could care less what you used to for someone else.

So, whether you're looking to advance yourself on the job--or trying to land and exciting new job--the emphasis is the same. You have to offer an employer solutions to his/her problems and show how you bring value to the organization.
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Paul Bowley manages EEI, the world-class pioneer in alternative job search techniques and innovative e-business strategies . . . since 1985. Check out THE WORLD'S FASTEST JOB SEARCH PLAN! And grab our stunning FREE REPORT! http://www.fastest-job-search.com
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