Years of service, loyalty, dedication ,honesty, positive attitude, no bad mouthing about company and doing same work with great perfection may secure your job and results in annual increments. You have to do much more than this to make it to the next level. More responsibility means actively showing and telling your boss that you are ready to move to next level.
Some relevant tips which may help in getting promoted :
1. Make Your Boss Obsolete:
The best way to get promoted is to make your boss’ job easier. And the best way to do that is to make his or her job obsolete. This does not mean that your Manager will be out of a job, this will enable him or her to trust that you can do all that he or she does and thus he or she can move higher up. Strong work goes up the chain, and get you noticed.
2. Summarize Work Visually
When talking about your work , give something to look at. A report , data , fact sheet, goals. Demonstrate, present a chart of your achievements. It makes everyone a believer when they see a quick visual snapshot that backs up what you are saying.
3. Own Projects From Start to Finish
Organizations place a premium on individuals who follow through on tasks. If you can prove that you can consistently own project from start to finish, you will not only get promoted, but you’ll also make yourself indispensable.
4. Keep a Positive Attitude
The people who typically get promoted keep their cool under stress. They also act as role model to everyone around them. They meet deadlines and ask relevant, intelligent questions that help clients be happier. When an issue arises, they want to solve it and work to avoid future problems by learning from their mistakes.
5. Raise Other Team members Performance
Help colleagues to achieve their goals, everyone likes and notices people who complete their assignment and help others to do so.
6. Make Your Boss Aware You Want the Promotion
It seems quite simple, but expressing your desire for a particular promotion is very helpful. Sometime management may not know you want it, or has not thought of you as a candidate, especially if it is outside of your current department. Often management will tell you what you need to do to get the position if they know you want it. Be humble, passionate and hungry.
7. Show Pride in Your Work
Competence, diligence, intelligence, loyalty -these all matters, but what matters most is the inherent will to do the best work possible. The work is what matters, and the employees who take it personally, who own their work as a reflection of their values and take pride in doing good work are the employees who get trusted with positions and responsibilities.
8. Avoid Office Politics and Gossip
While it is important to understand the balance of office politics, individuals who choose not to participate and able to rise above the temptations stand out most, would be fairest to others in management roles.
9. Display Commitment
When people are really committed , you can tell by the quality of their work, the effort they put in, and the relationship they develop. When employees show commitment , it is noticed and get derived promotions.
10. Demonstrate that You Can Solve Client Problems
To get promoted, you have to show that you can take initiative and help clients solve their problems. Being able to work independently without having told what to do every step of the way does results in getting promotion.
11. Make Money
If someone is making money, they’ll be promoted. Making money is the ultimate internal currency. All other internal performance metrics can be translated into the money making metric. And yes, saving money is making money, too. Anyone who understands enough of the business ROI and ask for more resources or a different title will probably get it.
12. Attract and Manage Great Talent
At a fast growing company , hiring quality people quickly is one of the most important goals. That’s why great value is placed on people who can bring in additional talent through their existing networks, convince that they joins the company. Showing that you can build and manage a profitable team is a clear path to promotion.