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YOUR NEXT MOVE
One step closer to your next challenge.

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This week we ask Simon: How do I get a promotion?

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Working in recruitment I hear the words ‘ambitious’ and ‘progression’ a great deal, so this week I have decided to tackle the question ‘how do I get a promotion’?  Having spent nearly 20 years in the recruitment industry I’ve seen many ambitious individuals climb the ladder of success from junior to years later becoming a member of the board.  Here are my tips to get ahead in your career.

Choose the right company to work for: If you are looking for a company with room for progression then join one that can offer you just that.  In your interview ask how others have progressed in their role and bring your own ideas to the table.  Employers love someone with ambition, I know I do.

Do a great job: This doesn’t refer to just your role within the company, although that is a big part of it, it also refers to good attendance, punctuality and a willingness to go the extra mile when the company needs it.  Keep your boss in the know and blow your own trumpet in a subtle way.  I love being kept in the loop and knowing my employees are doing all that they can to get things done.

Develop your skillset: The more strings to your bow the better and the more of an asset you become.  Develop marketable skills and ask for more responsibility within your role, it’s always great to see someone really apply themselves to get ahead.  Get to know other areas of the business to develop a better understanding, giving you more room for manoeuvre when it comes to progressing.

Be a team player: Teamwork is a huge part of many businesses, mine included, so it’s vital to be a team player and communicate well with others.  It allows you to develop relationships with co-workers, build your reputation and increase your value to the company.  It’s also a good idea to show your face at company events so your employers sees you not only work for them, you actually enjoy being there.

Speak to your employer: At the end of the day your employer isn’t a mind reader so it’s always worth approaching them with your career aspirations.  Maybe there’s a gap in the company to develop a new role or maybe you just want to progress to the next level to further your career.  Whatever the situation, they will either support your ambition or you can make the decision of going to an employer who will.

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