Even if you have a great job in a field you love, you should think about how to move forward and achieving your career goals. The first step is to develop clear goals of where you want to be, and then to immerse yourself in knowledge surrounding the field to make yourself an expert. Stand out as a valuable professional by thinking creatively to solve problems or create products – even if you’re not in a “creative” field – and always be the one to go beyond expectations. Be sure to hold your ground when it comes to negotiating salary and pay raises, but also remember to stay humble and focused on the job at hand instead of sounding entitled. Finally, know how much you are worth and believe in yourself – if your present company doesn’t see your value, think about finding another one that does.
- Just because you enjoy your job, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want a promotion.
- To advance in your career; you need to set goals, and have a strategy to be noticed.
- You’ll never be promoted if you settle for what you have. It must be earned with constant hard work.
“The first thing you’re going to need to do on your journey towards getting a promotion is to know exactly what it is that you’re working for.”