I Haven’t been Promoted Yet Because… My Situation is Unique

This is the third in a series of posts where I will show you the ins and outs of getting promoted. Missed the first two – you can learn Where Do I Start to Get Promoted and What Can I Do to Get Promoted here.

Why? Because my new course, GET PROMOTED is open and I want you to see how much juicy information will be packed into this four-week adventure. I hope you’ll join us!

I Haven’t been Promoted Yet Because… My Situation is Unique

There tends to be more exceptions , than “rules” when it comes to work situations. One of the most common thing clients say to me is that they haven’t been promoted yet because… and they will go on to explain how their situation is unique.

In other words, they share their excuses and internal stories.

I’ve heard it all – not having the most seniority, being related (or not related) to the decision maker, not being in the same office as their boss, working a flexible work schedule, and so on. Or maybe it’s because:

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What Can I Do to Get Promoted?

This is the second in a series of posts where I will show you the ins and outs of getting promoted. Missed the first one – you can learn Where Do I Start to Get Promoted here.

Why? Because my new course, GET PROMOTED is open and I want you to see how much juicy information will be packed into this four-week adventure. I hope you’ll join us!

What Can I Do to Get Promoted?

Getting promoted doesn’t just happen by accident. I’m sure by now you’ve figured that out. There is a formula to increase your odds of getting promoted. And here’s a hint – it’s not just putting in long hours.

Luckily for you, you can control many of your own actions and activities to leverage the different components of the formula. So here’s what you can do to GET PROMOTED.

You must over-deliver

Delivering at a high level is not the same as working hard or long hours. This is where many people, or outside influences, tend to get it wrong.

It’s not important how many hours you are putting in at work, what’s important is your output. Obviously you still need to show up and be a part of the team, but outside of those “in-person or presence” expectations, you need to consistently deliver above expectations.

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Where Do I Start to Get Promoted?

It’s officially open – this is the first in a series of posts where I will show you the ins and outs of getting promoted.

Why? Because my new course, GET PROMOTED is open and I want you to see how much juicy information will be packed into this four-week adventure. I hope you’ll join us!

Where Do I Start?

Moving up the ladder used to accurately describe the way you navigated a company. Just 15 years ago, the standard formula to calculate promotions centered around how many years you had been at the company combined with your tenure in the position. In other words, how much time you’ve sat your butt in the same seat.

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4 Ways to Earn Your Boss’s Respect

Starting a new job or having a new boss is always intimidating. You’re walking into a new situation, somewhat blind with high expectations of what’s to come. Without even knowing about it, you rub your new boss the wrong way… and all because you stumbled over the “respect is earned, not given” guidance.

In general, you will have earned a baseline of respect when you walk in the door – they respected your background and experience enough to hire you, so you have that going for you. But once you are officially on board, you are walking into a team. An organization that has been a unit before you joined them, so it’s up to you to start gaining their respect and integrating into the team.

 

4 Quick Ways to Start Earning Your Boss’s Respect

1. Don’t be the antagonist.

I know there are some personalities that tend to enjoy being the contrarian or the antagonist. I am constantly surrounded by a few, so I understand the urge to point out the potential other side.

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4 Steps to Apply for a Job Directly

You’ve finally hit the job search jackpot — your dream job has been posted, you know someone who works at the same company and you have the hiring manager’s direct contact information. It’s a job hunter’s dream come true.

But what’s next? Now that you have their contact information, what do you actually do with it?

It’s so much pressure. (Under pressure — that burns a building down. Um ba ba be…)

It’s easy to sit back and randomly send applications for positions into the online ether. We’re so used to the lack of personalization that comes with online application robots. When you have the name and details of the actual, honest-to-goodness person who has power and influence over your next job, it’s scary.

Here’s how to approach it:

1. Do Your Research on the Person

Not only is doing research on the person’s name a good procrastination method; it’s critical to your direct application. The easiest way to research all about them is to look the person up on LinkedIn.

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