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1 Strategies for Getting Promoted1 Strategies For Getting Promoted Created by Thad Roderick SOURCE: Getting Promoted Without Promoting Yourself Fast Company (www.fastcompany.com)

2 Strategies for Getting Promoted2 In the past the goal of promotion was the top! The way to get their was climbing the corporate ladder, Accumulating more power: –A bigger title, –A bigger office, –More people reporting to you!

3 Strategies for Getting Promoted3 You got ahead by: Climbing over the backs of your coworkers And by kissing the… the hand of your superiors Everybody knew how to win at this game TODAY THE GAME HAS CHANGED!!!

4 Strategies for Getting Promoted4 The ladder is missing steps!?!? The new path is full of switches. Youve got to take different jobs to learn new skills. The rewards are different: –More freedom –Better projects

5 Strategies for Getting Promoted5 A career used to be simple!!! You knew what you wanted and how to get it. Now the path is unclear. How do you get promoted in todays crazy business world? Most of what you know about promotions is wrong!

6 Strategies for Getting Promoted6 Some stable facts about promotions are: THOSE WHO GET RESULTS, GET AHEAD. TO MOVE UP, CREATE A PROBLEM AND FIX IT! We will analyze six myths about promotions and examine information leading to promotions.

7 Strategies for Getting Promoted7 1)MYTH: Promotion equals reward for past performance. A promotions context is as important as job content Promotions depend on availability EX: jobs end early and are created People cant move instantly

8 Strategies for Getting Promoted8 LESSON: Opportunity plays a critical role when it comes to promotion. ACTION: Take control, create opportunities and get involved in an organization.

9 Strategies for Getting Promoted9 2)MYTH: Promotion is matching skills to a clearly defined position. Generally, the best candidate meets the requirements. Realistically, the job is made to fit the candidate.

10 Strategies for Getting Promoted10 LESSON: Jobs are flexible. They often adapt to match the skills of the person. ACTION: Study the needs of the company and purpose your own job.

11 Strategies for Getting Promoted11 3)MYTH: Excellent evaluations equal promotions Bosses say skills are used to predict performance. WRONG, Managers hire using intuition and opinions. WHY? Measuring performance is difficult because it involves team work and time.

12 Strategies for Getting Promoted12 LESSON: Managers use instincts and relationships to determine your chances for success. ACTION: Use evaluations as opportunities to discuss problems with the boss. Seek feedback!

13 Strategies for Getting Promoted13 4)MYTH: All promotions are alike. The 3 promos: Promos in Place – Someone expands a job+receives new duties Developmental Promos – The boss prepares someone for a job Reorganization Promos – Restructure = new jobs+lots of candidates

14 Strategies for Getting Promoted14 LESSON: Promotions differ on vacancy creation. Examples: number of candidates, objectives for position, and employee angles on a job ACTION: Study+Research. Analyze promotions in the business.

15 Strategies for Getting Promoted15 5)MYTH: Employers look for the same qualities when promoting. Work ethic, Preparation, Potential, are only part of the picture. Mangers place importance on comfort with candidates. They look for trust.

16 Strategies for Getting Promoted16 LESSON: Self presentation, communication, business smarts are just as important as performance. ACTION: Its not who you know. Its who knows you. PROMOTE YOURSELF!

17 Strategies for Getting Promoted17 6)MYTH: Promotions have many candidates. Promos are fixed Managers know who they want + that person gets noticed Why? –The candidate worked w/ the boss –Bosses look w/ in if they know someone can do the job

18 Strategies for Getting Promoted18 LESSON: Its unlikely that a promotion is a true contest among candidates. ACTION: Get noticed! Most people who get promoted had a mentor who spread the news about them.

19 Strategies for Getting Promoted19 WHATS THE PURPOSE? 1.To get a head in business. 2.Keep in mind: –THOSE WHO GET RESULTS, GET AHEAD. –TO MOVE FORWARD, CREATE A NEW PROBLEM AND FIX IT!


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