Article from 06.03.2012, of nikolaos
If you enjoy the company that employes you, as well as the work you do, you might have already considered making a career of it. Making that decision probably means at one point you will be asking for a promotion. Here are some tips to make sure your managers place you on the short list. Have Good Work Habits Some people get settled in a job and wind up in a sort of limbo. They know what they have to do and do it well, but they leave it at that. If your goal is to get promoted, you must push yourself to keep learning and improving. Ask your supervisor for added responsibility. Let him or her know you are eager to learn. If your company offers any off-site training or seminars, ask if you can attend.
Excellent People Skills Needed
No matter what your work entails, getting along with people will improve your chances of progressing in your company. Managers want team players that they can trust not to cause tension or engage in petty workplace politics. One of the best ways to deal with different personalities is to learn not to take things personally. It's when people take things personally that they become angry or defensive, and if you constantly display these traits, you will make the wrong impression on management.
Network Within Your Company
Management needs to know who you are if they are going to consider you for a promotion. Don't hide in your cubicle all day, and don't be too shy. Smile and greet people even if they work in different departments. You will also need to attend any parties or other social events that are company related. Even if you are not comfortable in these situations, you should force yourself to go. The more practice you get the better off you will be. Following the above tips will add up to making a good impression, which might translate to you getting the job of your dreams.
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