How to Get That Promotion

February 22, 2018

Are you long overdue a promotion?
Sometimes people get comfortable in their current role that they never think to ask for a promotion.
Or in other cases, some people are longing for a promotion, but are unsure how to go about getting it.
Here’s how we at Open Study College can help you get that promotion:

Do your homework

Not so much in the literal sense… (but if you do have homework to do then that would be a great start in impressing your boss.)
It’s fine to want and think you deserve a promotion, but it is convincing your employer that’s the hard part.
Whether it is a natural step up with a slight change in title, or advancing into a completely new but better role, you need to know about the job you are asking for; why do you fit the bill?

  • Research the role and what it entails
  • Look at what qualities you have that would fit the role
  • Think of what the role lacks and how you would improve it
  • Check if there is a position available. If not, suggest it

Become irreplaceable

Those who present more value within their workplace are unlikely to be overlooked by higher level management. If you are a great asset to the company, it would only make sense to promote you to improve the company overall.
Before applying for a promotion, ensure that you are performing to your highest potential in your current role. You need to be doing this in a manner that no one else would be able to do as well as you.

Make sure you fit the promotion

Thinking you can do a role and actually being capable of it are two different things; you need to ensure that your skills and knowledge are fit for purpose.
In addition, studying in your spare time shows initiative and lets your employer know that you are serious about your job and this promotion.
At Open Study College, we have the tools to make this happen. Our vast range of courses and qualifications are developed to improve your skills, knowledge and career prospects.
For example, if you work in Beauty Therapy, our Beauty Therapy courses are a great way to improve both the knowledge and practical skills you need for a promotion.
Or if you’re thinking of working with children, our accredited CACHE courses are the perfect way to ensure that you are the right person for the role.
Whatever your career, we have something to get you ready for that promotion.
Take a look on our website or call 03300 563100 to speak to one of our student advisers and enrol today!

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

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