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Position Yourself to Advance With These Tips

Getting the promotion you feel you deserve isn’t always a straightforward process. Performing at a high level in your current position is an important element in attaining career advancement, but it’s not enough. Here are a few tips from the NYSL Promotions leadership team that will help you position yourself for a promotion.

The first thing we recommend is that you familiarize yourself with the power structure in your company. Figure out who really makes the big decisions and what types of concerns might be guiding them now and in the near future. It’s also important to learn as much as you can about the existing company norms for how and when advancement decisions are made.

Once you have these key pieces of knowledge at your disposal, do your best to strengthen your relationships with top decision makers. This might seem a bit presumptuous, but we at NYSL Promotions assure you that you need close bonds with those in power if you want to be considered for advancement.

We also suggest that you catalog your career achievements to make a more compelling case when an opportunity for promotion arises. Make sure you can tell your superiors exactly how your performance has bolstered the firm’s bottom line, and put these details into a concise narrative.

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