So, you love your job and the people you work with, but you’re still not satisfied. Maybe you’re wanting more. If you’re looking to move up, here are three ways you can show you’re ready for a big promotion…
Make sure your fingerprints are everywhere: This isn’t great advice if you’re robbing a liquor store, but if you’re working on a project with a team of coworkers, show your bosses that you’re not afraid to step up and take ownership of the project.
Lift up others: Every member of your team probably won’t be an all-star on their own, but with a little help from others, they can raise their game to the next level. Think about yourself like you’re Lebron James. Sure, you can score 40 points anytime you want, but think about how great it is for the team that you can also dish out 20 assists at will. Helping make your team great is good for everybody and it won’t stay a secret when you’re the one who’s making everyone better.
Be honest: If you know what you want, let it be known. Bosses aren’t always mind readers, so sometimes you have to help make them aware of your ambitions. And if your current position isn’t really on a path to a management position, you may need to remind the powers that be that you’re capable of so much more than what you’re currently doing every day.