How do you get ahead in the workplace? You probably want a promotion or raise, who doesn’t. But it is not as easy as doing good work. You have to get noticed and be uber-appreciated. So what can you do to make this happen?
If you are one of those people who doesn’t like the lime-light or feels uncomfortable kissing up, well, good luck is all I have to say.
Look around you at the people who have recently been promoted. What did they do to “earn” that promotion? What behaviors did they exhibit? Who do they know? Yes, sometimes, truly deserving people rise to the top, but not often enough, in my opinion.
In order to get what you want, you can’t change others, you can only change yourself!
Communication Is Important To Your Career
Think about the emails you write every single day. Could you do better? This post by Alison Green may help you do it better.
5 Lesser-Known Email Etiquette Rules You Might Be Breaking – US News
You Know What Happens When You Assume?
Stop doing it then! Making assumptions is hurting your career. Break these six assumption habits today.
6 Hidden Assumptions That Destroy Your Chances For Career Happiness
Sometimes the Only Way Up is Out
Sad, but true. Take a look at this infographic from BambooHRs employee survey to see why people leave their jobs.
Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)
How did you earn your last promotion?
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.