More Kenyans are accessing jobs online. Majority of recruitment companies advertise on web platforms and on Linkedin web pages. As a smart job seeker, you are keen to find jobs that will advance your career interests. Luckily, you read the job requirements and confidently apply for a position that suits your experience.
As fate will have it, you get the job!
The position is ideal and you understand that every work environment, demands results. You have grown, learnt and demonstrated your capability to perform the job well. However, it is now five years and there has been no indication of any salary increase or a promotion.
You have resulted in befriending your immediate boss, but those unprecedented tactics do not work in your favor. As time goes by, frustration sinks in and buries your motivation to excel.
It is time to deliberately use these unique strategies to get that promotion you deserve.
Most importantly, review your career accomplishments!
Companies hire, retain and promote individuals that meet their KPIs or targets.
Do not expect to gain a promotion without excelling in your position.
Secondly, demonstrate your leadership capability.
It is becoming more evident that top recruiters, seek individuals who have proved that they can offer thought leadership; ability to lead teams and offer direction.
Work closely with your team to excel.
More so, be a team player and make your colleagues shine as well. No man is an island. Surprisingly, most people who succeed in life offer support to their teams. These intimate deeds get noticed, creating a ripple effect that can spur promotions in your entire department.
What idea have you offered your current employer and is being utilized?
Become an expert in your field, offer critical solutions that can improve processes and offer the company long term growth.
Document your achievements, against set contractual obligations.
If you are in a position that requires certain duties/targets to be completed within a specified framework, considering initial contract agreements, then you have proof that allows you to make requests for a raise or promotion.
Initial stages of the interview are equally important.
If the company structure is clear and offers promotion duration, then you must adhere to the terms after accepting the offer. This means you need to first understand how the promotion process and policies take effect before signing the employment contract.
Advancing your education,
allows you to gain technical skills, making you more valuable and hard to replace. Most employers cited that they promote professionals who are dedicated and get the job done. Results you deliver in the workplace will always pay off either in the short run or near future.
A promotion is just a little step in the right direction.