In this uncertain economy and ever-changing job market, people are more concerned than ever about how to keep their jobs and move up in their careers in the new year. The rules of the game are changing, and now more than ever, it’s important to review your personal strategy for success, as well!
Instead of fearing the next round of layoffs, aim for job security and set yourself up for promotion. Look, I have been “the boss” for over two decades in many companies . These tips I’m about to share with you are exactly what I look for. You could say, “Nah, that doesn’t really apply to my job.”
Or, you could recognize this as a great opportunity for a peek into your boss’ mind. Let me help you get promoted. I want to see you grow, get bonuses, promoted and to become the #1 go-to person for whatever your specialized field may be.
How are you improving your value to the marketplace?
The bottom line is, the marketplace pays for value. What have you done lately to improve your value? If you want to get promoted or increase your income, it might be time to invest in your skill sets.
Look over these tips for promotion and see what you could be doing to increase your value in the marketplace in 2015.
- Ask yourself this question: “Do I contribute to my work environment, do I take away from my work environment, or am I a neutral factor?” If you contribute, your employer will do whatever it takes to keep you. If you cause problems, they can’t wait to let you go. If you’re unnoticed and do nothing to separate yourself from the crowd, it doesn’t bother them to let you go.
- Don’t over-promise and under-deliver! This drives employers CRAZY and is a sure way to lose your job. When your boss gives you a deadline for a task or project, make sure you fulfill your commitment. Don’t wait until the deadline to inform your supervisor or manager a problem came up. Come to them immediately and let them know. You both have the same goal – finishing the task successfully – so they will be willing to give their advice, opinion or suggestions.
- Kiss your bad attitude goodbye! People like to be treated with respect. They like smiles and hearing “thank you” and “please.” They like to be honored. Even if you are going through something difficult in your personal life, leave your problems at home. A bad attitude is the quickest way to lose your job, which will add to your problems… not fix them.
This may not be all there is to getting promoted, but if you focus on improving in these areas, it will definitely pay-off in your paychecks!
I truly believe you have great things to offer the marketplace, and I want to help you get there! Let’s work together this upcoming year to blow your career dreams out of the water.
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In great faith,
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