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Nowadays it feels like everyone is fighting to join the upper ranks of a company and make lots of money along the way. But jumping up the ladder is not always so straightforward or easy to achieve. One of the biggest obstacles that you’ll need to overcome is having that conversation with your boss. It’s never an easy conversation to have, but there are things you can do that will make it go smoother, and massively increase your chances for promotion.
Take on board these tips and you’ll be sure to get yourself noticed by the boss, for all the right reasons!
Get stuck in
When you are at work make sure you engage with projects and co-workers alike. You need to make sure that you don’t come across as someone who shirks responsibility or is not interested in jumping in to help when needed. Getting involved in projects is going to get you noticed by other people, especially your boss. It’s also a great way to network as you’ll be moving in different circles to usual. The aim is to make the best impact possible so you make a great name for yourself in the company – having many people know that you are good at what you do is going to help with your promotion.
Keep a record…
Of everything that you achieve at work. Don’t forget that your career is much more than just turning up and doing your job, and you’ll want to be able to prove you’ve added some value to the company. You need to make sure that you keep a log of all the great things you have helped with, delivered and implemented at work. When it comes to proving your worth and why you are ready for a promotion (and more money) you can rely on your data to back you up. When you are tracking your work make sure to note when you’ve gone beyond the remit of your job to help out. Managers like to have staff members that they can trust to get the job done, without having to push them into doing so.
Find a mentor
Getting a senior mentor at work is a great idea for two main reasons: you get to learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from someone with a few more years experience, and you’ll have someone who can verify how good you are to your own manager. According to some studies, you are up to 5 times more likely to get a promotion or a pay rise if you have a mentor so it’s well worth it. Once you have found your mentor try to establish a solid relationship with them as it may pay off in the future, especially as they move up the ladder too.
Don’t forget that with any job, new or old, Monese makes it easy to get paid. Unlike pre-paid cards, Monese gives you your own personal UK sort code and account number which you can pass on to any employer and they can pay you directly into your Monese account!