Ten Surefire Ways to Get Promoted

Ten Surefire Ways to Get Promoted

Ten Surefire Ways to Get Promoted

1. Get a Mentor

Four of every five promotions involve an employee who is being mentored by a superior.

Do you feel like you've hit the proverbial glass ceiling, promotion-wise? The reality is that advancing in an organization involves far more than just being extremely competent at your job. Politics will play a role, of course, but you'll gain an even more advantageous position by finding ways to make yourself more well-rounded and valuable to your entire company—as opposed to just being the resident tech whiz. Creating this edge inevitably involves taking part in interdepartmental meetings and projects and attending industry events. It requires you to seek out internal influencers and make a valid case that you are capable of taking on other tasks and responsibilities. And it also may require you to ditch your jeans-and-sneakers wardrobe for clothing that’s more appropriate for business. For the following tips, we turned to professional resources such as Quintcareers.com and Your-career-change.com

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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