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Some pointers about career advancement
 

Some pointers about career advancement

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As an employee, of course it to your delight to be given raises and bonuses, but still, you cannot deny the fact that the best way your earnings can increase is by being promoted to a higher position ...

As an employee, of course it to your delight to be given raises and bonuses, but still, you cannot deny the fact that the best way your earnings can increase is by being promoted to a higher position with a higher salary base. As a matter of fact, a survey in 2011 revealed that an average American worker receives a raise of around 2 percent annually. On the other hand, a job promotion gives employees an average increase of 8 percent.

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    • Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives
    • Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 2 As an employee, of course it to your delight to be given raises and bonuses, but still, you cannot deny the fact that the best way your earnings can increase is by being promoted to a higher position with a higher salary base. As a matter of fact, a survey in 2011 revealed that an average American worker receives a raise of around 2 percent annually. On the other hand, a job promotion gives employees an average increase of 8 percent. If you want to boost your paycheck, there is no better way to do so than to strive to become a better performer so you could deserve a promotion. Here is how you could achieve career advancement effectively. Step #1 Do not hesitate to ask your boss or anyone from the upper management about what it takes to be considered for a promotion. Just like in any organization or business, employees need to have certain sets of skills to be able to be considered for a higher level or position in the company. It will be to your great advantage if you have built a great mentor relationship with anyone with a higher position who could also give you tips on what skills you need to develop. Step #2 Offer your help to work on a task or a particular project even though it is not part of your own responsibilities. You can consider this as an opportunity for you to acquire some training. What’s more, doing this will allow you to have an image of someone who is willing to help and cooperate for the success of the company. Step #3 Consider taking a course where you can acquire some extra skills. If your company is looking for someone to fill in a more advanced position, you may as well get a degree or additional certifications. See to it also that your employer is aware of all your efforts to advance your education and acquire more training. Step #4 Get into a career coaching program. There is an increasing number of companies now having the willingness to invest in employee development and improvement. So what they do is offer mentorship programs to their employees who have great potential. With the help of a mentor or a career coach, you will realize things that you may not have thought of before in terms of enriching your potentials and advancing your career. Another great thing about being coached by a seasoned professional is that there will be no wasted time and effort on your part because every decision you make and every move you take will be a calculated one towards the achievement of your career goals.
    • Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 3 Regardless of your position in your company, it is essential that you possess great leadership skills in order for you to move forward in your career and eventually hold a leadership position. Leadership isn’t something you learn in school or taught by any teacher or coach. Being a good leader is a skill which can be developed over time. In your entire career, there are various leadership skills that you may learn, but what you will see below are just a few things you can do to start in the right direction. Be Enthusiastic. A person’s energy can have a huge effect on others’ energy as well. If you are energetic enough, the people around you will have the same level of enthusiasm, but if you lack energy, this can affect them also. Thus, it is important that in anything that you do, you do it with the highest level of energy possible. Your efforts will not be left unnoticed and you will be surprised at how energetic the people around you are as well. Always Be Positive. There is nothing more destructive in a workplace than negativity. Keep in mind that your boss wouldn’t want to hear what problems you are having with a certain project. Instead, he is expecting you to tell him how you could make things better in the workplace. Your positivity can help build your confidence as well as other people’s confidence in your decisions and skills. Welcome Change and be Flexible. There is just no way you can survive the world of business today if you don’t welcome change into your life. Whenever there are changes that need to be made to the structure of your company or to the way you work, welcome such changes and even offer to help others cope with these changes. Be Cooperative. In most cases, companies are required to produce more and do more than what their resources would allow them. It is because of this that creativity and cooperation are extremely necessary. As a leader, you shouldn’t try to force other people to accept your opinions and do everything you say. Instead, ask for their opinions and have everyone contribute to the decision making process. This way, everyone will feel valued and heard, and this is what will make it easier for you to have control over your subordinates. Be Resourceful and Creative. Think of the current processes in the company and assess whether some changes need to be made for improvement. Never settle for what is already existent. Use your creative mind to come up with better strategies, techniques, and processes to make sure that you will stand out. This can be an effective tool you can use even for career advancement.
    • Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 4 Being a workaholic seems to be a trend among us these days, perhaps because of the increasing cost of living these days and the competitiveness of the current job market. This isn’t something to celebrate about, however, because there actually are more cons than pros in working way too much. In fact, according to studies, the level of productivity of a person declines considerably even before they call it a day at work. In short, those who work for too many hours in a day are likely to be less productive than those who work just the right number of hours. If you want to remain productive, follow these tips on how you could save your life from getting overwhelmed with work. 1. Have a time limit for work. It would be of great help if you could set a specific limit on the number of hours you are working. For instance, you could aim to be home by 6pm every day, or you could also allot a particular number of hours doing a specific task. By having a set schedule, it will be easier for you to focus and be efficient. 2. Find a worthwhile hobby. Think of an activity that you truly enjoy doing, and that is in no way connected with whatever you do at work. Workaholic people always think they are short of time to have any hobby, but having a hobby that you love can make you even more motivated to work. Plus, having a pastime activity is an effective way of keeping the balance between your life and your work. 3. Spend some quality time with the people you love. One of the primary reasons you are working hard is actually your family and to give them a better life. Thus, it makes no sense at all to keep taking them for granted just because you are so preoccupied with your job. Especially if you’ve got kids, you should treasure the time that they are still young and always at home. For sure, it won’t be long enough before you see them leave the house one by one. 4. Aim to keep yourself healthy. We all know that overworking isn’t good for your health. Of course, you will be stressed from work most of the time, you won’t have much time to sleep, and perhaps you will not be having nutritious meals because you are always in a hurry to go to work. If you want to stay competitive for a long time, then you should realize that your greatest weapon is your health. Besides, there is no way you could enjoy career advancement if you are in the hospital bed already.