7 Tips in getting that Promotion!!! Go grab it!!!
7 Tips in getting promoted
It’s as simple as ABCDEFG. Let’s start breaking it down. Take note all 7 tips are interconnected with each other.
You have to have a good learning and listening attitude. You have to exude this aura of positivity and always maintain a can-do attitude. Show it through consistently passing your scorecards while following the action plans you and your supervisor discussed. It’s crucial that your supervisor speaks highly of you. After all, they are the ones who make the initial recommendations whenever you’re applying for a position. You have to have a good working relationship with your teammates too. It’s simple logic, if you can’t get along with your coworkers, how much more if you get promoted, everything’s just going to be a downward spiral. Management will also look into how you handle changes and criticisms, and if you have lots of incidents wherein you spread rumors or quarreled with a lot of co-workers. That’s a big turn off. Trust me, they will know.
A lot of people want to get promoted, but there’s a problem. They don’t believe in themselves. Always remember, if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. You also have to believe in the system, your management team and the company that you’re working for as a whole. Most interviewers and panelists would know when your faking it or that you’re just desperate. So whenever you’re answering questions during panel interviews, you have to be confident, and you have to sound confident. If you can’t verbalize what you’re thinking, or you stutter most of the time, that’s not going to do you any good. Do not doubt yourself or else your interviewer or panelist will doubt you too.
Management always looks for people that are committed. People who are willing to go the extra mile without thinking what they are getting in return. A lot of times we hear people whine about not getting a crack at a promotion or that it’s because of work politics that they were not promoted. Well you have got to play your cards right. Imagine yourself being the President of the Philippines, would you hire strangers in your cabinet team? Perhaps not, even if they are brilliant people. See, you have to get the trust of the management team. Show this by genuinely caring for the welfare of your account or the company. Go on overtime when it’s needed, or make yourself visible in engagement activities. Always have the mindset to help, worry about what the returns later. Consider it an investment, you will reap the benefits later. Perception management is key.
I will sum this up in two words, ‘burning desire’. If you don’t have that desire, you’ll settle for mediocre stats or mediocre performance. If you don’t fully desire something, you’re not going to get desperate to improve and excel. You can’t have that, this leads to you not fully developing the competencies you need to go high up the corporate ladder. You have to truly want it. Whether your applying for the Training team, Quality, or Supervisory roles, it is best that you know the best practices and you know it’s going to work because you’ve done it yourself. Imagine a supervisor trying to get his team riled up to perform or motivate a struggling agent, when he himself did not have it when he was an agent. Or picture out an ‘agent turned supervisor’ who has never passed ‘Handle Time’ ever, coaching an agent or a trainee on how to pass ‘Handle Time’. It’s less likely to work.
In any endeavor, you have to love what you do. Maybe you did not at first, but eventually you have to love or be passionate about it. You can never get excited if you don’t have this. If you’re not excited or push yourself to have this mindset, eventually you’re going to be drained out. You will yield to work stress and this will show in your results, scorecards and attainments. That won’t get you in the promotion train soon. You’ll miss each and every opportunity. You blame other people and come up with excuses, but really you have yourself to blame. See you’re not even excited to begin with. Most people don’t even realize that. So bank on your happy-less-stressed-looking you, have a chance at it, smile and don’t look stressed all the time. People will definitely notice the difference.
There are just too many distractions. You have too many parties, occasions or hobbies to attend to. Well if this is your life, promotions are not for you. Well yes you have to achieve what they call as ‘work and life balance’ right? The thing is, you’re not even promoted yet, there’s nothing to balance. People are too naive to think that, if they do things right and pass their scorecards, promotions are going to knock on their front doors begging to be taken upon. Sorry to burst the bubble right there, but, it ain’t happening soon. You have to put a lot of effort into it. When I say a lot, it sure is a lot, you have to stop settling and come out of your comfort zone. You have to make certain sacrifices, in the modern era, everyone can learn anything. Someone in your company is doing the extra work, trying to learn new things, outdo and outwork you. Tell you what, they are getting that promotion. I have no doubt about it.
If you don’t have a goal and just employ the usual ‘bahala na’ attitude, it’s just going to be a tough ride. You can’t even call it ‘suntok sa buwan’ anymore, it’s more of ‘suntok sa Mars’. That’s how farfetched it’s going to be, cause you’re going into the ocean without clear directions, you will be swallowed whole. Ok, you want to be promoted, that’s your goal I know, but that doesn’t stop there. Your goals need to be SMART. Yes, we call them S.M.A.R.T goals.
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results Oriented, Timebound
I may need to write a separate tutorial about this, but let me give you a brief summary. You can’t say you want to be promoted for sure if, 1.) you don’t have specific plans and actions that you’re taking to be ready for it, 2.) you don’t have measurable goals to back it up, something that you can measure or count. 3.) the goals you set for yourself is just impossible to attain, 4.) the goals and actions you have don’t even lead to your desired results, and lastly, 5.) you don’t have a time-frame to achieve your goals. This method can be used in anything. Whether taking agent calls, managing a team, teaching trainees, or even in real life situations. You just have to be SMART. Employ S.M.A.R.T. goals in your lives and you’ll see the difference.
Well I think we’re done for the day. See if you already got this in the bag. And if you do? I’m certainly happy for you. Go get that promotion!!!