Moving up the career ladder is not what happens in movies only. This is the reality that passionate and dedicated workers meet regularly. However, being passionate and dedicated is not always enough to advance your career. A few habits can contribute to your promotion and help with your self-development and building of a good foundation for the following achievements.
Possessing of a good habit can initiate the chain of changes in your career that will end with the desired promotion and a bigger salary. It is obvious that with a win-win approach you can always achieve better results. But you need to cultivate this approach so that it has the influence on your life. You must introduce several more habits to your life if you want to change it.
- Create bigger value
You should never be satisfied with average results. If you want the changes to happen in your life, strive for the perfection. When you choose average results, you choose the easiest way. Moreover, everyone chooses this way. As a result, almost no one fights for the best products, services, or personal achievements. Everything that you do should make sense and put a positive effect on your development. Making the creation of bigger value to what you accustomed to, you will never come back to the mediocre results.
- Stick to the details
They say the Devil is in the detail. Nothing can show your attitude to the work better than your attitude to details. The overall result is important though it always consists of smaller steps that build a bigger picture. You should not be obsessed to make each and every detail perfect but you should be obsessed with making all details perfectly fit together. This point should be interlaced with the first one: the details should build a bigger value.
- Learn to get the goals
Goal setting is perhaps the most important and growth-inspiring skill that an employee may possess. Most of us do not have the skill of efficient goal setting. Moreover, most of us avoid setting goals. We just dream about something but it has nothing common with setting the goals.
How do the goal setting and dreaming differ? The main distinctive point of the goal setting is that you build the plan on how to achieve the goal. If you set the result only, this is a dream.
There exist different approaches to the goal setting, but the most efficient one is to set one big goal and split it into several smaller goals. If you have a large array of small goals (you can split them as well), you have a better understanding of what you should do to achieve the bigger goal.
- Build the trust
You cannot expect for promotion if your employer does not trust you. A promotion means that your field of responsibility grows wider and you make the decisions that influence the overall result. Everything that you do should stick to the rule: you should gain trust. Remember that it takes years to build the reputation, but you can lose it in 5 minutes.
- Show your passion
Perhaps, you love your job more than anything else in your life. Perhaps, you are ready to spend days and nights resolving the most complicated issues and building strategies for promotion. Perhaps, you read tons of professional literature, visit workshops and never miss a chance to consult with the gurus in your field of work and interest. However, this is useless for your promotion if you do not demonstrate the passion for what you do. You should be motivated and you should understand how to motivate other people to reach the desired results together.
- Offer your help
Help is the best currency in the career development. Everyone appreciates the help and remembers those who offer the help. If you have some spare time do not waste it on Internet browsing or drinking coffee. Ask your supervisor or manager to assign you to the team requiring some help. Besides, helping your colleagues, you inevitably learn something new.
- Be open to new knowledge
It does not matter how much you already know. It matters how much you learn every day. The knowledge is never enough. You should deepen the understanding of your field of practice but also grab some information about the related fields. Learn everything that is trendy now to have at least a basic idea of what you can implement to enhance the business.
- Communicate with colleagues
Communication is a strong tool for your promotion. You can never expect for the promotion if your colleagues do not know who you are and what your achievements are. To build an effective communication, ask for a help or a piece of advice while you are working on a certain task.
- Learn from your mistakes
Mistakes are inevitable. You always have two ways to accept them: to suffer that you’ve made a mistake and to learn from its consequences. If you want to move the career ladder, use the mistakes as the experience that helps you better understand the situation and possible outcomes. Learning from the mistakes, you will not make the same mistake one more time and find the ways to prevent your colleagues from making this mistake.
- Never give up
Steve Jobs could never create his empire without persistence and the exclusive ability to never give up. Every time you think that there is nothing you can do, think once more. You can always give up. Let it be the latest thing you even think about. Put every effort to find the efficient solution. Consult your colleagues if you cannot find this solution by yourself. Read books and communicate with the people who have experience in overcoming complicated challenges.
These 10 habits can easily help you with career promotion. Each of them contributes to developing the qualities that are important for your personal development. Of course, you need some time to introduce these skills to your life. In a few months of regular implementation of these habits, the changes in your career will definitely happen. You will no longer be a mediocre employee but the one who can motivate and guide the team.