Some people may only need a few tweaks in their behaviour to improve their chances of getting promoted. Others will need to put in more effort in order to make bigger changes and to get them noticed by the right people. Start with the quick wins, then move on to the others. Consider working with an experienced coach if you want to save time.
- Use mistakes to your advantage. We all make mistakes. How you handle them can make you more promotable. For example, you realise late that you have misread a quote and the project will overspend by 100%. So you contact the supplier, explain the situation, ask for their help, trim the requirements, renegotiate the cost etc to reduce the overspend to just 30%. Then tell your boss soon, bad news first (‘I have made a mistake…Here’s how I handled it’).
- How can you make your boss’s life easier? In spite of appearances to the contrary, they are probably human and struggling too. Find out what their challenges are and find ways to help. Treat them like your most valuable customer.
- Think like your bosses. Look at things from their perspective and ask what would they want you to do in each situation? This will help you align your efforts with their and the company’s priorities.
- Act as if you are positive and optimistic. Be known for having energy in spite of your workload and challenges. If you are seen to be struggling in your current role, you may be seen as having reached your limit and not an obvious candidate for a bigger role.
- Let your boss know that you are interested in a more senior role and willing to put in the extra effort to earn it.
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