5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Promotion

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By Megan Lacombe

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5_Ways_to_Increase_Your_Chances_of_Getting_a_Promotion.jpgThere comes a time in every professional’s life when you desire to move up in the company. Perhaps your annual review is coming up, and you feel that you’ve earned the chance for a promotion. Or, maybe you’re simply looking for a change of role within the company. Whatever the case may be, if you want to move up the professional ladder, here are some things that you can do to help increase your chances.

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1. Be Indispensable

If you’re really good at your job, you will become indispensable to the company that you’re working for, which can greatly increase your chances for a promotion. The better you are at your job, the harder it will be for your supervisor to find someone else to perform your role.

2. Always be Professional

It’s important to always be professional while on the job. This includes arriving on time for work, dressing appropriately, being actively engaged, and treating coworkers and managers with respect.

3. Ask for More Responsibilities

Make sure that you are ready to take on more responsibilities at work, if you’re ready to ask for a promotion. After all, with a promotion comes more tasks and responsibilities. Be ready to take on anything.

4. Be a Mentor and Role Model for Others

While on the job, it’s imperative to be a team player. Always be willing to help, and be a mentor and role model for others within the company. A manager is less likely to promote a worker who sets a bad example to their coworkers.

5. Talk to Your Supervisor

Probably the most important thing that you can do to increase your chances of obtaining a promotion is to talk to your supervisor about your desire to progress in the business. Chances are if there is a higher-up position available, the supervisor may already have a few candidates in mind. It’s best to make your intentions known. There’s no harm in having an open conversation with your manager regarding moving up in the company.

If you have completed all of these tasks, and you feel you’re ready to ask for that promotion, then go for it! You have nothing to lose. Contact Liberty Staffing for more tips.


Megan Lacombe

Megan is a Media Communications professional at Liberty Staffing. She has experience working as a Freelance Writer for a variety of companies online. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, photography, running, and kayaking. An avid reader, she reads anything, anywhere. She puts creativity and passion into everything that she does. Her favourite quote is “Create the things you wish existed” by Anonymous.

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