By Sherridan Hughes, Career Consultant
Most people are promoted to a position which they already fill! Make sure that you have shown initiative and voluntarily taken on additional responsibilities with time.
Make sure that you have had an eye on the competences and skills required at the next level and that you have asked for (or paid for your own) training for this, especially shortage skills.
In addition, quietly ensure that superiors know you have done this and that you are keen for additional challenges (but do not go around blowing your own trumpet and claiming the success of others as yours!)
Manipulative it may be, but look for the person in the position of power (not necessarily the boss!).
Befriend this person and become indispensable to him or her.
It may be that you rise on his or her coat tails, or you may simply make yourself the most obvious and visible choice when a promotion opportunity arises.
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