So, you’ve been at your job for a while when suddenly a new position becomes available that you’re qualified for, and it would be a big promotion for you. Unfortunately, there are several of your coworkers who are just as qualified for the position, that have decided to compete for the promotion as well. How do you prove to your supervisor that you’re the best candidate for the position, out of all the other applicants? Well, with some effort, you can practically consider the new position to be yours.
The following tips are things that you should have already been practicing, anyway, but even if you’re just starting now, you can possibly substantially increase your odds of being offered the new position. These are simple and effective ways to increase your chances of transcending in your career.
If you have no confidence in yourself then no one else will, either. How you feel about yourself can be observed by those around you, by the way that you carry yourself and by your actions. If you suffer from low self-esteem and are constantly second-guessing yourself, you certainly won’t win over your supervisor; it just isn’t an attractive quality. Those who have a great deal of confidence in themselves and their abilities are able to climb their way to the top of the corporate ladder at a much faster pace than those who don’t.. If you’re having trouble feeling self-confident, there are seminars that you can attend, books that you can read, as well as various other methods of improving this necessary quality.
Dress for Success
If you wear wrinkled or grubby clothes, or tee shirts displaying vulgar or offensive language to work, it can almost be guaranteed that you won’t receive a promotion. No supervisor is going to even consider you for any position above entry level if you can’t represent the company in a professional manner. It’s not necessary to dress like you’re going to a formal engagement, and all that’s necessary is to make sure that your clothes are color coordinated, clean, and appropriate for your particular work environment, without offending anyone around you. Your physical appearance is a direct reflection of how you feel inside, so make sure that you’re sending everyone a positive message by dressing well on a daily basis.
Arriving to work late doesn’t make a very good impression on any supervisor, even if you aren’t interested in being promoted. It especially doesn’t look good if you’re trying to prove to your boss that you’re the best candidate for a new position. In order to ensure that you arrive to work promptly each day, always allow extra commuting time, just in case something like an accident that causes traffic to back up occurs, you get a flat tire, or any other possible delay transpires. It’s also a good idea to invest in a good, reliable alarm clock that is loud enough to wake you, even from the deepest sleep. Your boss may appear to be understanding if you are frequently late getting to work, but when you apply for a new position, your request is likely to be overlooked as your boss suddenly remembers all those times you were late.
It’s not very wise to start making personal phone calls or surfing the net after you’ve completed all of your work for the day. Just because you’ve finished what you were initially assigned doesn’t mean that there is nothing else to do. Keep yourself busy by asking others if they need any assistance; even asking your supervisor for additional assignments is a positive thing. If no one needs any assistance and your boss doesn’t have additional tasks for you, then you need to find something to do. There is always something to do, but you just have to be creative. Even if you have to clean off a cluttered desk or catch up on some much-needed filing, as long as it keeps you busy, your boss will approve. No supervisor wants to see you sitting around, getting paid to do nothing. This is definitely frowned upon and will not earn you any brownie points. What will earn your supervisor’s admiration and approval is seeing you working hard at all times.Complete Assignments
No matter how challenging and time-consuming an assignment may be, ensuring that you complete each and every project is essential to your success. This is especially true if you are looking to be promoted to a higher position, with more responsibility. If you are a chronic procrastinator and are unable to complete simple assignments, what makes you think that your supervisor is going to give you a promotion, which will undoubtedly require a greater amount of responsibility, including projects with added complexity? By regularly finishing assignments in acceptable time periods-preferably before the intended deadlines, you’re proving that you can handle more responsibility and a heavier workload with little difficulty.
While these tips are no guarantee that you’ll receive the promotion that you’re looking to land, following them closely will give you a much higher probability of being successful. If for some reason you’re not so lucky this time, don’t give up; other desirable positions will become available in the future, and when they do, you need to be ready to immediately snag the position of your dreams.