Are you about to apply for an internal promotion at work, and you want to make sure that land the job? Keep reading or watch this video for my four strategies to make you the obvious choice to get promoted at work.
You're probably here because you're about to apply for a promotion, and you want to be the ideal candidate in order to get that promotion. And maybe you're here hoping I will be giving you some of the perfect interview answers and to tell you how to actually talk to your manager in order to ask for that up-level.
But the thing was all of those things that I could be talking to you about that you think you need, none of those is what you actually need. Because none of those things are going to be what actually gets you promoted.
None of those things are going to get you to the corner office.
Now if you don't want to be in control of your career, and you want to follow all of the rules that are just really the slow lane for career growth there's a lot of really great videos here and a lot of career coaches that are going to teach you all of the standard rules that are going to get you ahead that include the technicalities of how you apply for your job promotion, and I won't be offended if you bounce from this post now.
But if you want to get the job without ever been posted, and if your company has a policy that even internal promotions have to be posted, you want them to be begging for you to apply. And it doesn't even matter what your CV looks like because the job is already yours. If you want to create your own opportunities, if you know that you're exceptional, and that the standard rules don't apply to you, and you just need to get acquainted with the ones that do keep watching, because in today's video, I'm going to share with you four strategies that are going to get you that promotion without ever having to put it in internal application.
These are the exact strategies that I applied in my own career that took me really far really fast, including a promotion that I got when I was on maternity leave, which is exactly when most women have a career stall.
Trust me, if you want to cultivate the career of your dreams, you need each of these four strategies in place. So without any further ado, let's get into it.
Does your name come up for new opportunities?
This actually starts way before the new role was ever posted. And this is where a lot of ambitious professionals are actually beginning behind the eight ball.
And instead of just being a shoo in with other role ever being posted, they're coming up against external candidates that definitely aren't as good or as suitable or as awesome as they are... but those people are good on paper and they're really good at talking the talk.
Or even worse, the slacker that you work with that's really good at PR is going to get the job before you. And if this has ever happened to you comment hashtag, slacker suck down there in the comments.
If your name is in the first to mind when the promotion opportunity comes up, you're going to have an uphill battle. And this is exactly what I actually work with my clients towards because you want to be the forerunner, you want to be in the job they want to be selected before the opportunity is even posted. And you want them to know that there's no point in looking elsewhere because the perfect person is right in front of them.
What are you known for?
This is what a lot of ambitious professionals struggle with, particularly the women that I work with. If you don't know what you're known for, and especially if you're not already known for the potential that you have, you're going to be at a disadvantage in the process. And this is actually one of the double binds that women face at work because often women are assessed not on their potential but on what they're actually doing. But promotions are being awarded based on the potential that they bring into the role.
You have to effectively switch the script.
If you haven't created your reputation for all of the potential that you bring to the role and your company, you're going to struggle to get to the next level, as well as the one after that.
And the trouble is, if you don't know what you want to be known for, you're not going to be known for anything at all.
Where do you actually want to go in your career?
I was speaking with one of my clients last week, and she actually asked me, Do I really need to have a five year plan? Now tell me this. If you don't know where you're going, how on earth are you going to get there? How are you going to make any accurate or meaningful career decisions?
I describe it like this. It's kind of like deciding that you want to drive to a river, but you don't know what river you're going to. So you just get in the car and you start moving. And eventually you find yourself on top of a mountain, you can see a river, is that where you what you meant, you don't actually know when you reach the destination, because you never knew what the destination was in the first place. The problem is, if you don't actually know where you want to go in your career, it's going to be really difficult and basically impossible for you to create any plan or strategy that's going to help guide you there.
And let's just be clear, hope and hard work are not an effective strategy.
If you have C suite dreams you need to have at least a general sense of where you're going. You need to have a plan and strategy. And that's how you're going to be able to communicate with the people that can help you. And let's face it, it's how you could actually begin helping yourself.
Do have the right support?
f you want to spend years reinventing the wheel that has already been invented, by all means, follow your bliss. If you want to play safe, and you want to play by the rules that exists, you can read the blogs, you can check out a few how to videos here on YouTube. And that's going to get you what you need the technicalities of the mechanics of getting promoted theory. Who knows, maybe you'll be an exception to the rule. I don't know work for you. But if you're exceptional unify the rules of gravity. So stop trying to make gravity apply to you and go with that.
And if that's you, what you really need is a mentor. You need a coach who has already defied gravity. They already know the laws of physics that actually apply to you. And they're going to be the ones that help you thrive your career into the stratosphere.
Because what I really want for you is to stop agonizing over if it's time and if you're ready to put in this application for an internal job promotion and I want you to stop having to put in the extra leg work. I want the job to just be yours because it already should be.
And if you are somewhere that there is red tape, and there are defined processes that you don't have the opportunity to bypass, I want that red tape to be guiding you towards the promotion that you deserve. So I've got to ask...
Is that what you want?
If that is what you want, if you're ready to take control and accelerate your career and take it into the stratosphere where it belongs. Then the next step is registering for my free masterclass, The 5 Breakthroughs to Get Promoted.