If your career is stuck in the mud – the same old job with the same old duties at the same old salary – there are three steps you can take to jumpstart advancement.
- Develop a career plan that will be your roadmap for more responsibilities and increased compensation.
- Accelerate your performance as part of your career plan. Meeting your annual performance objectives is just a minimum. You must exceed your bosses’ expectations with output and attitude. Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful tools there is. An enthusiastic employee with a can-do attitude who consistently exceeds performance expectations and who volunteers for special projects will advance in most organizations.
- Demonstrate your commitment by pursuing additional certifications or training that will add value to your skills tool kit. Online learning can provide a cost-effective solution.
You are not entitled to a job. You must earn it to get it and work very hard to keep it.