How To Earn A Promotion

Martin Yate CPC
NY Times Bestseller
Professional Resume Services

It’s Monday afternoon, and you’re bored. You finished a big assignment at 4 o’clock, and you figure it’s pointless to try to get started on anything new so late in the day. So you cruise the Internet, order something on Amazon, and settle in for an hour of solitaire. As your mind wanders, you wonder what you’re doing in this dead-end job, and how you’re ever going to get out of it.

Successful Careers Don’t Happen By Accident
You’ll make yours happen by guiding the trajectory of your career, or you’ll watch it pass you by while you’re busy surfing. If professional success is important enough, you need to look seriously at your chosen career path, considering where you are now and

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where you want to be five and ten years down the road. Kathryn Minshew, the founder and CEO  TheDailyMuse.com: “There’s a delicate balance in life between following your passions and paying your dues; sometimes one is necessary to achieve the other. Get to know people who are where you want to be in one, five, and ten years, and be realistic: no career is as glamorous as it seems from the outside. Success is  hard work.”

12 Ways To Increase Your Credibility & Visibility
One of the keys to  professional success is your immediate manager, who has a profound influence over your ability to build a successful career. I t helps to make your boss a fan and an all,
and here are some effective ways to do it:
  • Anticipate and prevent problems from arising within your sphere of responsibility,
  • Understand what’s needed and deliver it on time and in the way your boss prefers.
  • Make sure your work is accurate and what is needed rather than what you can get away with.
  • Seek advice and accept constructive criticism gracefully.
  • Share the credit you receive for work well done.
  • Communicate clearly, professionally, honestly, and as often as your boss wants.
  • Be a reliable team member in thought, word, and deed.
  • Consistently make your boss look good to others through your words and deeds.
  • Thank your boss for either specific support or general encouragement.
  • Never assume a job is complete when you hand it in. Be prepared to revise, edit, or recast your work.
  • Increase your skills and expand your connectivity by volunteering for any interdepartmental projects or committees.
  • Look for orphan projects that no one wants but that need to be done.
Together, these attitudes and actions will cement a good relationship with your manager and could well lead to your manager also becoming your mentor, personally involved in your growth and success. So stop playing solitaire and watching the clock; the way to get that promotion is to make yourself worthy of it, and there are always plenty of opportunities.

Learn more about how to start on the right foot, how to make your job secure and win promotions in  Knock Em Dead – Secrets & Strategies For First-Time Job Seekers.


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