Note: In honor of International Coaching Week (May 17–23, 2021.), which is all about showcasing the value of working with a professional coach and how that relationship helps you see real results and progress, I’m sharing a special training with you. It’s called Reach Your Peak. For 10 days, I’ll be sharing tips and tactics designed to help you reach the top of your career field. I’m also giving away a FREE e-book and workbook if you want to work along with me. If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments here or on social media where I’m posting a series of video trainings as well.
Woohoo! You made it to Day 4 in our 10-Day Reach Your Career Peak series.
Being promoted takes more than just applying for the next job or even getting an interview. You can set yourself on the path to your next promotion right now, by getting promotion ready. Today you have to be out there creating and managing your career path. Here are four tips to help you develop and grow your promotion strategy.
Find a mentor
Having a strong mentor is crucial for a successful career. A recent study showed that having a strong mentor in the company was a factor in four out of five promotions.
Many companies have a mentoring program you can join, but you can also look around for someone in a more senior position and ask them to mentor you. The important thing is that your mentor is someone whose judgment and experience you trust and who has respect in their field.
A good mentor can provide advice, contacts, and guidance and can put you in touch with a range of other contacts.
Be authentic and professional
It’s much easier to practice self-promotion if you’re your authentic self. Being your true self makes it a lot easier to relax and do your best at work.
Being professional also means being your best you. And that means being polite, punctual, and supporting your boss and your colleagues. It also means being neat and professional in both your appearance and workspace. Become noted for your trustworthiness, your loyalty and for volunteering to do tasks others might reject.
Effective networking is based on sincerity, not collecting business cards. Some of the best networking organically happens, as you say hello or good morning, as you hold the elevator doors open for someone, as you chat with your neighbor before the meeting starts. Try to make a genuine, positive connection with everyone you meet, smile, and make eye contact. Follow up with people you meet at conferences and meetings. You never know who is going to end up on the other side of the interview table!
Build your skills and knowledge
If you’re seeking a promotion, do your research and find out what skills and knowledge you need to get that job. Whether it’s another job in the same company, or you want to make the jump to a different industry, it’s always a good time to invest in new skills or qualifications, so you are ready to take advantage of every opportunity that comes along.
Your Reach The Peak action for today
Define what the next step in your career journey will be. Is the promotion you seek available in-house or will you have to start looking externally in order to make your next move?
Don’t want to wait any longer to start your promotion journey? Inside the Career Accelerator, you can start today by:
- Implementing the 9 key behaviors which boosts your value as a team player.
- Learn the 8 Easy Ways To Boost Your Career and stand out from the pack.
- Access a previous mastermind and learn the 11 Principles of Highly Effective Leadership so you can begin adding value in the workplace.
- Use the Begin Connecting Worksheet to identify areas you need to find career connections and also identify connections you may not have thought of previously.
Now, imagine accessing all of those tactics and strategies for only$1!
That’s right, for only $1 you get unrestricted access to everything inside the Career Accelerator. What do you have to lose? Give the Career Accelerator a try today and see how to successfully navigate today’s competitive workplace.
Don’t forget, if you haven’t downloaded your FREE e-book, The Peak: Reaching the Top of Your Field E-book and Workbook there’s still time. Simply fill out the form and it’ll be on the way to your inbox.
Join my private Successfully Ever After Facebook Group for trainings and information designed for success-seekers.
Subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch quick tips to help your job search or make yourself promotable.