5 Things You Should Do If You Want To Get Promoted

Take notes and follow through.
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1. Don’t expect the boss to “just know.”

Girl, your boss isn’t a mind reader. If she’s a good leader, sure, she’ll care about your career path, but she’s got other things to worry about, too. If you think it’s time for you to climb the ladder, bring it up. Let her know what you expect within a certain time period and have the hard conversation you keep avoiding.

2. Take note of your achievements.

Jot down all the major projects you’ve completed as well as the times when you had to take on someone else’s workload. When you sit down with your boss and you tell her why you think you deserve a promotion, having a list to back up your points will help your case. It’s not easy to remember all your accomplishments so writing them down as they’re happening is advisable.

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3. Never talk shit online.

This one’s a no-brainer. Even if you’re having the worst possible day and you feel abused and neglected, it’s never okay to go on a full rant on social media. Also, you’re not being as subtle as you think. People can detect passive aggressiveness from a mile away, and it’ll just hurt your chances of getting promoted.

4. Show up to non-work-related events.

Being part of a team isn’t just about showing up in the office. We’re human, and even if promotions should just be based on your work, it’s never that simple. You have to let your boss know that you’re willing to do more than just the bare minimum, so clock in some face time, and enjoy a drink or two with your colleagues.

5. Stay away from drama.

I repeat, stay away from d-r-a-m-a. Don’t let office gossip sink your chances of climbing the ranks. Be better and keep your eye on the prize.

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