Want to get a promotion in 2015?

How to get a promotion in the Philippines in 2015

If your goal for 2015 is to get a promotion at work check this article is a must read. Below we outline 5 tips to help you get a promotion.

1. Plan for promotion

The sooner you work out what promotion means in terms of the skills, qualifications and experience required – the sooner 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 on www.philcareers.com. 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 in your current job. Organisations will often identify employees with the potential for promotion based upon how they perform in their current job. Therefore you must ensure that you perform to the best of your ability. Be punctual, dependable and enthusiastic in your job. Show initiative and try to develop good working relationships and contacts withing your organisation.

4. Build the business case

Whilst in your current job note down your key achievements and successes as they happen in your Master Resume. If you are unsure on how to create a Master Resume read our article: How to Create a Master Resume.  Creating a Master Resume will help you to develop the business case for your promotion. The business case is a written document that outlines the reasons why you should be considered for promotion. As well as outlining your skills, experience and achievements it also outlines the benefits to the organisation in terms of increased revenue or increased productivity.

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.

Conclusion

So there you have our 5 top tips to get a 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 the Philippines in 2015.

To search for the latest jobs in the Philippines visit: www.philcareers.com/jobs

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