CAREER ADVANCEMENT / JUN. 26, 2013
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4 Reasons You Aren’t Getting a Promotion

Are you at the brink of a promotion but still not getting one? This is the situation that is experienced globally. When working at a certain job for a period of time, we expect to progress and develop within the company; however, more often than not, this does not happen for many people. There are a number of contributing factors to this, some of which are outlined below:

You are not professional at work

Are you the one laughing the loudest? Usually in the midst of setting office pranks? If you are expecting a promotion at work, it is important to align every aspect of your personality and adopt a professional persona. Employers want to promote individuals who are examples for other employees – those who work hard and have the right attitude towards work.

You don’t have the skills for the Job

Despite being experienced and performing a good job, many employees are not promoted since they lack the skills to perform the job. Whether this is soft skills such as teamwork and communication, or other necessary skills such as software, it is important that you make the effort to learn the skills and make yourself a prominent individual in the workforce.

You avoid leading the team

When considering candidates for a promotion, employers tend to chose those who demonstrate certain traits and skills. For example: those who hide from taking the reins for projects and are afraid to voice their opinion in meetings are less likely to get a promotion, while employees who take charge and show leadership skills are immediately short listed for a promotion.

You require constant backup from others

The first thing that employers notice about their employees is their level of confidence. This is one of the methods of measuring your candidate’s level of comfort in the workplace and how they handle themselves. If you are an individual who requires others to continuously back their opinion and are afraid to make decision, your employer is not going to consider you for a promotion; however if you show your confidence at work, you are sure to get noticed for your enthusiasm and motivation. 

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