Sick of missing out on promotions? Ready to take your career to the next level in 2019? Aren’t sure where to begin? Let the team at Future Force help. As one of Miami’s leading employment agencies, we know what managers want when it comes to advancing their employees and can help you get ahead in your current job in the year ahead. Here are five simple habits you can incorporate today:
1. Set goals.
If you want to move forward, you need to have a career plan in place complete with specific goals. So sit down with your boss and discuss where you are now and where you want to be in the next six months to one year. Your boss can give you detailed insight and feedback, such as what skills or certifications you’ll have to acquire, as well as areas that need improvement. You’ll then know the specific steps to take to get promoted.
2. Work hard.
It sounds like a no-brainer. But too many times, employees complain about the work they’re doing, sending the wrong impression to their bosses in the process. Don’t be one of them. Instead, focus on making yourself indispensable. Volunteer to take on tasks your boss doesn’t have time for. Become their go-to person when they require extra help. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and tackle more responsibility. Your boss will take notice and thank you.
3. Always be learning.
Don’t let your skills get stagnant. Instead, strive to acquire news ones through continuing education and improvement opportunities. Even if your current employer doesn’t offer them, seek them out on your own. When you’re deciding which areas to focus on, think about the skills that are most in demand in your field. Acquiring these will make you more promotable with your current employer and more marketable with potential ones.
4. Be a team player.
When it comes to collaborating, work hard to be a team player. Focus on the greater good of the grou and what you can do to help all involved. Always bring a good attitude and do what you can to assist others who are struggling. Make an effort without being asked. When you do, your boss will see you for the leader that you are.
5. Advocate for yourself.
If you’re asking for a promotion, then it’s up to you to advocate for yourself. When you talk to your boss, make sure you have concrete examples of the value you offer and what you can accomplish going forward. Keep a record of the ways you’ve impacted the company’s bottom line in the past and communicate those to your boss so they understand your contributions.
Getting promoted isn’t always easy and can certainly take time. But follow the tips above and you’ll be well on your way to taking more ownership over your career, so you can advance it in the year ahead.
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Connect with the team at Future Force. As one of Miami’s top employment agencies, we can give you access to rewarding jobs with leading employers, whether on a temporary, full-time or part-time basis. Contact us today to find out how or search our Miami jobs now to get started.