You spend a third of your life, at least, working, and hoping for advancement. Here’s a quick checklist:
- Stay current on your skill sets.
Sugarland corporate Culture advisor Joshua M. Evans says of Corporate America: “They are never going to promote someone who doesn’t move forward. If they’re looking for an evolution within their own organization or somebody that can adapt to a new situation, the only type of people they would ever consider is somebody that’s willing to learn new skills.”
- Show initiative.
Evans says showing up isn’t enough. “The last thing that an organization looking to grow wants is somebody that’s complacent. What they’re looking for is people willing to take the initiative and takes the extra steps necessary.”
- If you deserve a raise, ask.
“I always come back to the single phrase: if you don’t ask, the answer is always ‘no.’”