This post is featured on behalf of Stacey White.
Some people like to work for the same company for as long as possible in the hope of moving up the corporate ladder. However, lots of those folks find themselves in the same roles after being with the firm for more than 10 years.
That suggests those people take the wrong approach when it comes to career progression. With that in mind, you can use some of the advice from this article to turn the situation around.
Go back to university
There is no getting away from the fact that people who use their initiative and go back to university will always impress their superiors.
That is especially the case if you make all the arrangements without asking for assistance. Maybe an MBA accounting and finance would assist you when it comes to finding a new role or moving departments? Perhaps a management qualification would show your employers that you have all the skills required to become a team leader?
The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination and the courses on offer at the moment. Also, remember that you can take most classes online these days in your spare time.
Take part in company events
Making an effort to attend company social gatherings is always going to work in your favor. Maybe the firm hosts an annual barbecue where you can bring your family? Perhaps the management team organizes a paintball experience or something similar?
Even if you have to go to conferences and trade shows, you should work hard to ensure you always attend. You are more likely to stand out from the crowd when it comes to your bosses if you go along to events and help out as much as possible.
Learn how to impress your boss
Knowing how to impress your boss can become somewhat of an art form. However, in most instances, you just have to learn about their interests and make useful and informed comments. If you know your boss likes watching a particular TV show in the evenings, talk about it with him in the morning when you arrive at work. You could even make a note of his or her birthday on your calendar at home, so you don’t forget to send a card. You get the idea, right? You need to turn your boss into a friend without seeming sly or creepy.
Whatever happens during the next few months, make sure you put those tips into action and assess the results. It might take a while before your boss starts to notice the change. So, don’t expect a promotion straight away. However, if you plan to stay with the company for many years, you will set yourself off on the right footing.
Hopefully, a couple of years down the line, you will have the most suitable role possible within the organization. In most instances, you just need to use some common sense.