Knowing you want a promotion is the easy part – how do you get there? In some cases, your supervisor may present the opportunity for you, but you need to be ready to ask or show that you’re ready for more responsibility. If you’re ready for the promotion, here are six tips that just might help you get it.

1. Know your goals

Before you can get to the next level, you need to know where you want to go. Look at your career and determine your next step. Once you’ve established this, you can begin taking proactive steps to get there.

2. Take an honest look at where you’re at

Now that you know where you want to go, you need to take a baseline of where you are. Consider your accomplishments and how they work into your plan for advancement. This self-assessment will help you see what needs to be done to help you grow in your career. You can even ask a trusted co-worker or colleague for assistance to make sure you see yourself and your work clearly.

3. Seek out training or education

In many cases, your self-assessment may show that you need some additional training or education. Look for options that fill your needs and check in with your manager to see if they can be covered by your company. Not only will the class itself help you, but your supervisor will also see and notice your initiative.

4. Be a good co-worker and employee

This should always be a goal, especially when you want to be considered for a promotion. If you aren’t a team player, if you spread gossip, or if you’re generally negative, management won’t want you on your team and your co-workers won’t want you to lead them. Keep your relationships professional and your attitude positive.

5. Don’t lose sight of humility

Make sure people are always getting credit where credit is due. Most times, you probably are assisted by someone else and it’s important for you to acknowledge that you see and appreciate that support.

6. Focus on balance

Even when you want to prove you’re the right person for the job, you don’t want to work so hard that it becomes your sole focus. First, balance makes you a better leader overall. Second, it sets a dangerous precedent and gets you stuck in a trap of overworking. Do your best, but don’t sacrifice your life or sanity to get ahead.

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