Dec 03, 2019 - 10:56 AM
First, you should be someone who wants to receive a promotion. In other words, employers often promote the people within the company who express an interest to move their careers forward.
Expressing interest includes having open conversations with your boss about your future career goals. A great time to do this is during an annual or quarterly performance evaluation, or during a weekly one-on-one meeting, even. Another great way to show you are ready for a promotion is to volunteer for projects that are a stretch beyond your normal work.
It is also very important that you get along well with your team and other people inside of the company. When you are working hard for your promotion, don’t forget to nurture relationships with coworkers. Even if you're the most talented, you may be overlooked if you don't have solid relationships with the other people you work with.
Last but not least, don't forget to always be learning. It is important that you keep your job-related skills up to date. Whether you attend conferences, read up on advances in your field, or take courses, don't forget to continuously study for what's coming down the pike. If you focus on making strides with everything profiled above, you will likely be in the consideration set for the next promotion at your company.
Interested in learning a little more about asking for a promotion? Check out LiveCareer's article How to Ask for a Promotion or Raise: 4 Managers Tell All.