Pursuing Career Growth: Moving Up at Work

Career growth is important to most employees, and you probably accepted your current position with the aspirations to be promoted over time. Like others, you enjoy the idea of moving up and receiving more benefits, better pay, etc. that come along with a higher-level job.  However, moving up the ladder isn’t an automatic benefit of most jobs, and it’s something that must be earned.  The best way to earn this approval from boss, managers, etc. is…

Follow Through.

If you begin something, finish it. Don’t leave a project or assignment partially done.  Whether it’s stocking the snack bar at work and making the morning coffee run, or putting together a plan or proposal for a huge client, whatever task you have been assigned, be sure to do it 100% in a reasonable amount of time.

Be Mindful of Your Words. 

 Offices are full of gossip, slander, and other verbal traps that many employees fall into.  While it might seem fun for a time, or seem like a doorway that will let you into a group of coworkers, speaking badly about superiors, engaging in inappropriate humor, etc. can end up costing you your job. At the very least your desired promotion, if the wrong person overhears.  

Give Your Employer Credit.

Your main goal at work should be to make your boss(es) look great, and they will notice that when it’s time for the next promotion.  When you have the chance, do everything in your power to lift up your superior(s) so they receive credit for being of high prestige in your work environment.  When you do work, you are representing them and the business they stand for, so make sure you do it well!

Now that “spring has sprung”, it’s time to spring forward in your career. If you are ready to move up the ladder, or want to jump into the working world headfirst, give us a call.  PHR Staffing Solutions has plenty of openings taking applications right now, and one could be the perfect fit for you!  Apply here on our website (check out our “Jobs” page), or call us for more information. Here’s to new jobs, new goals, and growth in your career!