How to earn promotions and perks?
As we join a new job, the biggest question most of us have is
how can we get promoted and earn more perks? Growing in your career or getting
promotions doesn’t mean earning more money for less work rather as you grow in
your career, your responsibilities increase. Earning promotions and perks puts
you at the “Taking” end from the company but to take something from your
company you first need to be a giver.
Listed here are the qualities and attributes you can bring to your employer to
ensure that you are amongst the fastest growing employees in the company. In
fact if you absorb these qualities, you can grow faster than most of the people
in your industry.
Know the evaluation system
Your promotions and perks depend on the company’s evaluation system. Know the
criteria on which your performance is evaluated and work according to them.
Know the priorities
It is important to prioritize your work as per the requirement. Even if you
work hard but do not deliver the required results on time, you will not be able
to grow. Make a list of things to do and prioritize them on the basis of
importance and urgency, as required.
Hard Work and performance
If you really want to grow in your life you have to understand and accept that
there is no alternate to hard work and performance. Simply being hardworking is
not enough if you are not able to produce the desired results. Give your 100%
to your work because earning promotions and perks doesn’t mean being paid more
for less work. In fact try to do more than your share of work, whenever
possible. This will keep you in the good list of your employer.
Understand the objective and instructions clearly
Nothing irritates a boss more than a “YES” boy who doesn’t understand the
objective of the work assigned to him. It is better to ask for clarifications
rather than messing up the work and not delivering the results on time.
Taking an initiative is one of things every boss appreciates. Always be ready
to take the new challenges and work towards them.
Help the boss
Make it a habit to always be there when boss needs you. This is not about
sycophancy it is rather about being a reliable member of the team.
Maintain a good rapport with sub-ordinates and peers
Your sub-ordinates and peers play an important role on where your career goes.
If they seek your help anytime always be there to offer it. A successful person
not only grows himself but also helps people around him grow.
Avoid trouble making
Companies like employees who help in maintaining a peace in the organization.
Trouble makers are hardly the one to be appreciated by the companies. Whatever
is the problem, approach it with a peaceful attitude. If there are other
elements trying to cause unrest within the company, take an initiative to ease
out the situation.
Don’t harass the boss/company
Many people think that they can get their things accepted by the company by
going through legal channels or unions. Try to avoid such complications as far
as possible. If you have a problem, go directly to your line manager and put
across your points in calmly. Avoid getting into any type of politics in the
Appreciate things and be thankful
One of the best things you can do to your company is appreciating it for its
good activities and being thankful to it for making you a part of the team.
Many people have a habit of bad mouthing the boss or the company. These
habits should be scrapped off as early as possible in order
to rise professionally.
Say sorry and thank you
These are the two magic words which can exist between a boss and a
sub-ordinate. Be humble and say thanks for all the good the boss or the company
has given you. At the same time do not shirk off the responsibility if you have
done anything wrong. Accepting the mistake can put a big storm off.
Don’t undermine your attendence
However good you are at work but if you are not regular to the office
or not present there when the boss is relying on you, gets you negative marks.
Be always present during the working hours and if there are any unavoidable
circumstances, intimate the boss as soon as you can. Don’t take your attendance
at office for granted.