What you see is not always what you get.
As a highly skilled professional or new immigrant to Canada, advancing your career is a top priority. However, a few obstacles will usually stand in the way of a fast promotion at your workplace. The barriers are both real and sometimes imagined.
If you are eager to advance your career and move up the ranks, here are 10 ways to a fast promotion:
Take on additional responsibilities
Volunteer for extra projects and tasks, and show your willingness to go above and beyond your job description.
Build relationships with your colleagues
Build strong relationships with your colleagues and managers, and don’t be afraid to ask for their advice and support.
Take the initiative to improve processes and procedures in your workplace. Propose new ideas and solutions to problems.
Be a team player
Collaborate well with your colleagues and work towards common goals.
Meet deadlines, follow through on commitments, and show your reliability. This is one of the top keys to getting a faster promotion at your workplace.
Be proactive in seeking out new opportunities and asking for new responsibilities.
Be cultural and value-oriented
Learn the culture and values of your company and align your actions and behaviors with them.
Keep learning and developing new skills that will help you in your current job and future roles.
Many new immigrants and highly skilled persons fall short in this area Communicate effectively with your colleagues and managers, and be clear and concise in your communication
Show results and demonstrate your impact on the company’s bottom line. But remember to be subtle and don’t flaunt it or be too pushy. That can be a real push-off.
It’s important to note that getting a promotion may not happen overnight and it depends on many factors such as company culture, budget, and your manager’s decision.
Be patient, and persistent, and always strive to improve and excel in your current role.