Are you ready for more in your current/another role? Are you performing high and want to be recognised, or simply unsure if you are promotion worthy? We’ve all been there, and it can be difficult to determine when’s the right time to plead your case to a promotion.
Being professional recruiters, we’ve summed up the 5 signs it (may!) be time to ask your employer when you’ll be able to climb the ladder to a higher title...
1. You’re consistently producing impactful results
If you’re consistent in curating a positive impact to your company, it may be time to propose that step up! You could be exceeding targets, thinking strategically about the bigger picture, making process improvements, or providing solutions to problems, whatever it is, it’s having a good impact! In a nutshell, if you’re responsible for a number of constructive enforcements, consistently, then it may be time to shoot your shot.
2. You’ve mastered your current role
We’ve all heard of the phrase “I can do it in my sleep”, well, this may be you when it comes to your job responsibilities. You might have reached the point where all tasks are significantly easy, therefore you have capacity to take on more jobs.
But be careful with this, as the outcome could become more work without the added recognition!
3. You’re the go-to person in the team
Although it may feel good to be the right-hand man in the workplace, and have your manager delegate more responsibility to you, it could be a sign you’re due an increase in benefits. For example, your colleagues are coming to you for advice/help, but are essentially on the same level as you, may prove that you’re due a higher title.
4. You’re performing at the next level
There is such thing as out-performing, especially when you’re in the same salary bracket and role as some of your colleagues who aren’t. If you can confidently say you’re producing senior level work, then you know what to do!
5. You’re influential
When you’re known, respected and trusted by your stakeholders and have interpersonal skills to influence people, you could be in for a shot of being promoted. This means your opinion adds value and has been proven trustworthy, and the company would benefit having your voice in a higher role. This can also include your relationships with colleagues and/or clients and if their testimonials of you are positive!
If you can confidently match yourself to these points, as well as feel ready to take on bigger responsibilities, then you’re well away! Don’t be shy to put yourself forward to your employer.
Oh.. and don’t forget us when you’re CEO!