If your goal for 2015 is to gain a promotion – check out the latest careers articles from Go Zambia Jobs. Discover our 5 top tips to gain a promotion in Zambia in 2015.
1. Plan for Promotion.
The earlier you work out what promotion means in terms of the skills, qualifications and experience required – the earlier you can start working towards that goal. A good place to find information on the skills, qualifications and experience required is from your employer or in job advertisements featured at www.gozambiajobs.com/jobs. You can also learn more about different careers by talking with colleagues and through attendance at social and networking events.
2. Learn to Impress.
Promotion often entails the achievement of certain skills and/or academic qualifications. Whether you want to be a Construction Manager or a Financial Director is is likely that you will need to study in order to gain the skills required to do the job. Find out want skills and academic qualifications are required and begin to work towards attaining them.
3. Be a Model Employee.
The best way to get up the career ladder is to excel at your current job. Organisations will often identify employees with the potential for promotion based upon how they perform in their current job. So ensure that you perform to the best of your ability. Be punctual, dependable and enthusiastic. Show initiative and try to develop good working relationships with others in the organisation.
4. Build the Business Case.
Whilst in your current job note down your key achievements and successes as they happen. This will help you to develop a strong argument if you have to approach your employer in order to ask them for a promotion. Be prepared to demonstrate your suitability for promotion by showing that you have the skills, ability and track record to succeed.
5. Manage Rejection.
Even if you have developed a strong business case and gained the qualifications and experience required you may be turned down for a promotion. There are a number of reasons why this may be the case and understanding these reasons will help plan your next steps. Firstly, it may be that your organisation believed that your have some gaps in your skills and/or experience that these must be filled prior to promotion. If this is the case you can (a) try to convince your employer that these gaps do not exist or (b) agree a plan to develop skills to fill these gaps. Secondly, it may be the case that your organisation is unable to promote you due to economic circumstances. Again, find out what the reasons are and try to find whether a solution can be found.
So there you have our 5 Top Tips to Gain Promotion in 2015. By planning for promotion, learning to impress, being a model employee, building the business case and managing rejection you can help you can feel more confident about what you need to do to climb the career ladder and gain promotion in 2015.
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