Career Growth : Promotion Handbook !
This document will help you to understand and identify the steps to be taken for tomorrow’s promotion. After reading this document, you should be able to know:
- How to approach a promotion with your boss?
- why you’re not getting promoted?
- Who we need to contact for our career improvement ?
- What are the steps need to be taken to get a promotion ?
- Where you stand in the queue for promotion?
The points to be covered in this document are as follows:
What you should do first if you aren’t getting promoted?
After you’ve become silent, ask yourself why you didn’t get the promotion?
After you started thinking, try to ask your manager or management about your promotion delay?
After you understand & implement the suggestions, try to meet your manager or management regarding your promotion updates?
If you haven’t learn & practiced football, you cannot put any goal in football match easily. Similarly, If you haven’t followed all the tips mentioned below, its very difficult to achieve your career goals. I request each and every one to go through once which will help you to understand what is lacking and stopping to achieve your goal.
If you come to work and stay alone yourself without interacting with anyone. Also keep your head down and your mouth shut. Do you know the exact reason why you haven’t promoted. There are many reasons involved for not getting promoted. But let’s assume that you want to get promoted soon. Here are my valuable tips :
1. Right Company ! Delight Job ! Bright Career !
There are three main types of companies that you can work for in the private sector, each with it’s own pros and cons:
- Small companies
- Medium sized companies
- Large companies
- Don’t regret the small companies because you cannot expect to receive better benefits that Medium & Large companies
- Don’t regret the medium size companies because you cannot expect to receive better career growth than Large companies
- Don’t regret the large companies because you cannot show your talent & performance with many talented IT professionals in the huge organization
Make sure people know you’re doing a great job. Try to lo-gin before 5 minutes early and try to log-out after 5 minutes regularly which will be great example to others. Sincerely work for a company that can give you opportunity, give you respect, give you room to grow, give you to settle. Concentrate on work and try to give best you can in your current position. I assure that outstanding & excellent performance in any company will give you great opportunity to move forward.
Important points to achieve as “Successful Employee” are:
- Communication Skills
Keep in good contact with your Colleagues, Manager & Management and make sure that you are running for smashing success. Be Enthusiastic, Be Positive, Be Popular, Be Proactive in your company and promotion will be automatically in your hands. Also Be kind and Be helpful to your colleagues, managers & management. Participate in company events like company’s club activities, Social work activities and network / connect with colleagues inside the project & outside the project. Please make sure that the right people understand that you are looking for promotion. Don’t become panic & afraid to express your thoughts to you TL or Manager about your career growth. If you are not approaching them, one day they will definitely ask about your career goal. That time you will not be able to answer immediately.
Always try to show great work in your job and don’t become lazy, worried, fed up, irritated with your current work. Be key player and try to execute it. Try to move or apply internal jobs inside your organization which will helps you to learn new things, enjoy new environment, connect new people, share latest updates which will help you to grow faster and faster in your organization. If you get promotion immediately it will not stay for longer time. Apply for right position and try to contribute in the new project which will help you get promotion soon. Don’t miss the great opportunities that you are getting very rarely in your life time and understand the business process seriously. No need to bother or worried about others are promoted very fast and don’t think that we are still traveling in the same boat. Huge number of promotion possibilities are always open and make sure that you are sailing your boat in the right track. Apply for the role within the organization it may be short term or long term contracts. Take responsibility and sharpen your technical/business process skills then try to move forward as quickly as possible. Delay in time will always be delay in promotion.
2. Connect it! Contribute it ! Share it ! Value it!
Your community commitment & SCN involvement play a vital part and it can also be a plus toward your getting your promotion much easier and faster. Always try to update you existing skills and help others to build new skills. Keep contributing ! Keep Sharing ! Keep Motivating others. Relationship with your management people or higher official in your organization can show you various ways to travel in a right path in your community as well as in SCN community. I assure that, you’ll learn a lot, share a lot, think a lot, contribute a lot, motivate a lot. Always be a mentor or teacher for others to contribute in our SCN community & organization community. This will help each and every one in your organization to grow faster and it is easy to get promotion soon.
You’re so good at your job but you’re not good at your network. That’s why I suggest every one to share knowledge and contribute towards community is very essential in current IT network. Please don’t get afraid to contribute in organization community & SCN Community. Always think you are the best qualified person for this position to contribute in our community. Definitely I can say this will help you take on new responsibility and also it will help you to move career forward. More connections ! More Contribution ! More People! More opportunities ! There is big difference between the recognized employee & respected employee. If you share & contribute your skill & knowledge in community. Everyone will tell you “You are Recognized “ where as if you contribute towards community for many years, working harder & smarter for long period in the same organization with all awards & recognition which in turns to “You are Respected”.
3. Contribute More Than Your Job Description:
World is a big city and always look around everywhere. It will be noticed by others in your organization are those who approach every day with wide-angle vision. They will filter your talent, contribution, achievement, sincerity, dedication that should always exceed well beyond their expectations. Employees will be noticed quickly and recognized them after their performance. To improve your influence in organization try to contribute yourself and help others to do their job. Helping your colleagues is great contribution in most of the multinational companies. If you help others it will automatically motivate their self confidence, improve their team work & contribution and involve in collaborative leadership which will easily moves you to your dream destination. The main success of the organization I think always helping others which will help us and our organization in good position. I believe that, if you create more opportunities for others, the more opportunities will open for you.
This is why contribution and dedication towards your job with the right people is so critically important throughout your career. If you help your colleagues in any situation like difficult or simple, you will be immediately get noticed by your team members, managers & your management. I don’t say to serve 24 hours to your colleagues, try to spend some time with them whenever they are in difficult situations. Also I suggest you to help colleagues are not within your department, project, unit or any functional area. There are many search engines and shortcuts are already in place, try to search something for them whenever they require help from you. You helping nature and intention will be discussed and spoken by your colleagues at-last before you get promotion.
4. No Politics & No Gossip :
There are many dangerous things in an organization that can make your workplace unsafe. Please stay away or run away from the cheap politics or gossip inside our team, project or in an organization. Keep yourself & organization always clean. Always keep focused on work, growth, ideas, innovation, collaboration, connection, community and new opportunities. Anytime stay away from the underground conversations because you don’t know when they will change against you and your career growth. You shouldn’t create any negative or bad image against you which will stop your long dream “Promotion”. Try to be yourself and act smartly which play and very important role to get noticed immediately in your organization. If you show your full potential in your daily work schedule also, if any gossip or politics discussed unnecessary during your office hours. All your efforts will go to recycle bin.
Who knows what could come next?
You don’t need to be perfect, you need to behave like professional. Once you know how to maintain that there is no need to teach step by step process. If you figured out what to do? when to do? why to do? how to do? where to do? more than that there is nothing to do. If you are far away from the dangerous politics & gossip games you will rise like shinning sun and get noticed immediately. If you keep organization clean, then organization will help you to win and you will be promoted soon.
5. Professionalism :
- Appearance should be neat and professional
- Raise queries when you aren’t sure about that
- Try to be yourself and keep away from gossip & politics
- During critical & escalation times, Be positive
- If you face any failure, don’t blame others
- Try to make recognition in your organization through Awards, Seminars, Blogs, Community
- Don’t rush to out and start walking to your home till you complete your task
- When things go wrong always don’t contact seniors. Be problem solver
Act Quickly ! Execute Effectively ! Get Promoted immediately!
6. Speak ! Speak ! Speak!
Communication play a key role in IT organization because it helps to interact with people, express your feelings, share your knowledge, perform their jobs and responsibilities. It also shows our attitude & enthusiasm towards your work and it is consider to be thinking outside the expectation. Always try to express your values towards organization and strengthen your vision. This will automatically reach your mission. Verbal, Non-Verbal & writing communication is very important skills which will help you to discuss your view across organization, express your thoughts and which help you to make information or data that you want to communicate with others. With the help of effective communication the work will be completed much faster and easier. Without good communication skills promotion becomes difficult task to achieve. Everyday, we interact with colleagues, customers & clients in meetings & discussions. If there is no good communication skills or if you are calm, whatever you are trying to express in different ways is useless. What happens if you don’t serve correct time? Waiting period actually serves as a time of thinking & searching for the answers. Clients always look for quick response & proactive people.
If you want to walk the walk, you’ve got to talk the talk !
If you keep reading this document you will never have time to “implement your ideas” for yourself & for your organization. I believe you have understand the pros & cons, that’s why I consider this my most important document. I think you all know what to do after reading this document.
Think Best ! Implement Best! You will be always the Best !