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The next level

Richard Ashley
March 2021

The amount of people in employment continues to be stable, even in these uncertain times. However, this isn't translating into the pay packet, with the average salary increase only circa 2% year on year. So, if you are seeking a boost in your bank balance, a quick way to achieve this is through promotion.

Promotion isn’t guaranteed and shouldn't be expected. Working for many years at the same company doesn't mean an automatic step up the career ladder, especially with company structure and the traditional hierarchy much flatter in today's world. Therefore, what is the best way to increase your chances?

Create and improve your brand

Similar to a world-leading trade name, invent a personal brand that is established and, importantly, recognised. If you want to be promoted, work on your image, and ensure that you develop and manage your own brand strategy accordingly. Your branding reflects experience, skills, work ethic and character.

Design and manage your career path

Like your personal brand, you need a career vision. Manage and develop a career path and understand the route up the career ladder and what actions you need to ensure you get there.

Questions you need to ask

What is the next step? What experience do others in the role have? What experience do I need?

Go above and beyond

If you are seeking promotion, you need to prove you are the right choice. Make yourself indispensable through taking on more responsibilities and being noticed. Demonstrating that you will go the extra mile will make you noticed.

If not offered, ask for it

Managers need the right person in the role, even if that means external hire. Employers like to retain talent but sometimes they don’t recognise the obvious. Make aspirations clear.

Although to you it is clear that you deserve promotion, you may need to tell your manager that you are ready for more responsibility. Dependent on your relationship, either discuss directly or wait until your monthly or formal annual review or appraisal.

Demonstrate suitability

Your line manager should recognise your ability and success, and they will want you to achieve in your career. Nevertheless, you need to put some thought into presenting yourself and your appropriateness, so plan and prepare for the discussion to demonstrate your value.

Confirmation of your suitability by highlighting tangible results will help your cause, in particular those that fall outside your current role and responsibilities. Specific achievements in terms of revenue and financial growth are obvious factors but not straightforward in achieving within the payroll department. So demonstrate personal or departmental achievements, showing evidence of consistent delivery. Obtain a job specification, listing the role and responsibilities, and highlight your current skills and how you will accomplish success in areas where you have limited or no previous experience.

Picture yourself in your new role

Speak with the person who is leaving the role. This will enable a broader understanding of the position and the highlights and challenges. Find out why they are leaving and see if they can recommend you for the position.

If this is a management position, find the right balance to provide support to the current management team, without interfering or alienating colleagues. An example is through mentoring or training staff. Take an interest in the company and the sector and importantly the strategic direction of the department and the company. This will make you stand out from your contemporaries. Act professionally at all times and avoid distractions such as office politics and trivial gossip.

And if you don’t get promoted

After discussing or applying for promotion, don’t be disappointed if you don’t achieve it. Understand why and discuss the reason with your manager and ask for help in achieving promotion at a later date. Work with them to build a career path and have regular meetings to review progress. Ask for more responsibility and don’t complain to colleagues or make a threat to resign as a knee-jerk reaction. Demonstrate you are dedicated to developing within the company and you are on your way to being promoted the next time.