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Can You Boost Your Promotional Prospects To Speed Up Career Progression?

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13 August 2017. When you first start out in your chosen career, you can often be happy with actually having the job that you’re not too worried about progressing right away. As you gain more experience and spend longer doing your job, you may find that you’re yearning to progress. It’s only natural. But the business world is changing. Years ago, you would have had to wait a set amount of years before you could be considered for a promotion or to progress in your career. Now, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. So, let’s consider some of the key ways that you can speed things up.

Get experience

One of the ways that you’re going to be able to get ahead is to make sure that you have the right experience. And this doesn’t just mean for your job role, but for the future job roles that you’re looking for. To do this, you may want to think about the experience you can get in the evenings after work, or at the weekends. Volunteering to take on additional work outside of your usual remit can also help you out here.

Get further qualifications

Then, you may want to think about how you can progress in your career with more knowledge. Sometimes, it’s easy to feel as if your education stops in your early twenties, but that doesn’t have to be the case. There is a range of further education steps you could take to land yourself career progression. From doing an RN to BSN online course or even going for your MBA, you will find that your promotional chances increase. This is specifically the case when you cannot progress without the qualifications.

Go above and beyond

Next, you should definitely think about the ways in which you can go above and beyond your job description. Being able to stand out at work will definitely help your chances of landing the promotion you’re looking for. If you’re able to do more than what is asked of you, do your work well, and help out whether you’re asked to or not, you will find it goes a long way and helps you to stand out in your employer’s eyes.

Think outside the box

Sometimes, the things that can get your noticed and prime you for progression are the ideas that you come up with. Not every job role will require fresh ideas, but you will find that contributing to business progression and success with your ideas will stand you in good stead. If you’re able to help the company improve overall, you will be likely to progress at a speedier rate than is expected.

Move horizontally

Finally, when you’re struggling to progress where you are, and you feel as if there is no room for a promotion anytime soon, you should consider moving across to another company or another role within the industry. Because you don’t have to stay in the same business. That way, you don’t have to wait to be promoted, or for an opportunity to arise, especially when there is a chance for progression elsewhere.

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