The majority of people that move on from a job do so because they truly believe they will have a better chance of climbing the ranks faster elsewhere. What they don’t realise, however, is that the majority of the influence is actually in their hands.
This may come as a bit of shock to you, but there are a few methods you can start implementing today that will see you start clearing up when it comes to promotions and pay rises and getting both more responsibility and more authority.
Learning how to climb the rungs faster than all those around you is a skill, and that means you can develop and improve. Seriously, get this right and, wow, your ten-year plan could be achieved in three. Here’s how:
The Industry Is Important
Your chances of progressing to where you want to be in the time you want to get there can have a lot to do with the industry you are in. If the industry is a slow-burner, your chances of blasting upward like a firework are going to be slim. So make sure you are entering an industry on the rise, something like engineering, construction or computing. Once you know which industries to look at, start looking at which businesses are making the most noise. A business tends to be successful because it offers a better everything, including a better future.
Choose A Leader Your Like
The majority of people that flee a job do so because of their boss, not the work or the business. And for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That’s why you should always size up your leaders before going with a company; they can accelerate your career faster than almost any other variable. You need to decide whether you could be in a relationship with them because, ultimately, that is how much of an impact you can have on each other if you pick right.
Attitude Is Everything
Whatever skills you have, they can be taught to someone else. You need to remember that. What cannot be taught, however, is attitude and personality. That is why being a proactive and positive person is so important. Showing you want to learn more about construction methods. Going and doing an online master’s degree in engineering to better educate yourself. Being able to work well with everyone around you and lifting their spirits. Supporting your coworkers. Attitude and personality will determine how fast you progress.
Look At Your Look
Whether you like it or not, your personal brand is so important to your success. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to improve your image and make it more in line with what your boss’ want to see. So, always dress to impress and that means dressing like you have the career you want, not the one you are in. Look at the appearance of your boss. They are the people who can promote you and, more often than not, they will want to promote someone that reminds them of themselves. So if you aren’t sure, use that as your benchmark.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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