There are a lot of things that you are going to do when you are getting ready for a promotion. First, you will want to see what type of candidate you are for the running as-is. You will need to go to your boss and ask them what you will need to do to just become a considered person for the job. Sometimes you will find out that you are already a strong candidate, but you will also find that there are going to be some promotions that you will need to work extremely hard for.
You will find that when it comes to picking who gets a promotion and who does not get a promotion you will notice that it goes by a few things. First, it is all about seniority. If you haven’t been there for as long as Jim down the hall, then you are going to have to work really hard to get the promotion. You will also notice that your devotion to the company is another thing that will become a consideration. You will definitely need to put in the extra hours when it comes to the decision time frame. Finally, the other aspect is how well you work with your co-workers. Those who get a promotion need to be reliable, and they need to be respected among the other workers at the company. However, if you lack in any of those departments or qualities you will be able to work on making yourself better.
First, when it comes to the seniority aspect of promotion there are a lot of ways that you can make up for it. You may not be there as long as Joe Shmoe, but you work just as hard. You will need to come to work on time or even possibly early. You will also need to come to work with the highest ethics and employee morale so that you can always find the positive in the negative. It is those people who can make a bad situation a good situation who gets the promotions and the extra pays. You will also want to learn how you can be a better person at work. You will need to get to know some of your co-workers better and be ready to lend a hand at any time.
Secondly, following the fact that you need to learn how to extend your hand to others in your department, you will need to learn how to form a social relationship with your co-workers. To get the respect you need to give it. You will need to keep this in mind when it comes to getting to know your co-workers because you will need to try to give the boss the perception that you are a caring person and that you are able to spare a few minutes here and there to help discuss an issue that a fellow co-worker is dealing with and that you can be trusted and seen as a reliable person by others.
Finally, you are going to have to show you’re devoting to the job by trying to put the time in. This means that you will need to work hard while at the job during normal business hours, but you may need to bring some work home with you to get yourself ready and prepared for the next morning’s meeting. You will also need to consider that there are going to be times when they will need someone to come in early or stay late and you need to make sure that your hand is the first one in the air when it comes to this type of offer. Those who work hard and show off their communication and interpersonal skills get a promotion.