Fed up doing all the work and someone else getting all the credit?
You get asked to do the things no-one else will do, but are totally overlooked for the good stuff?
Passed over for projects and promotions?
Want to know why?
It is because you are not asking.
If you don’t ask you don’t get and if you aren’t getting you aren’t asking
Yes I know that no-one has gone to the management and said, “hey look I want to be the one to lead the next project, “ and it being a cast iron guarantee they will. If it were that easy everyone would do it.
It does still mean you are not getting the recognition because you are not asking for it. It is just that you have to ask in more subtle ways. If you are too blatant that is as good as not asking at all.
So how do you ask for that promotion?
Firstly, by deciding that is what you want. A career plan often comes in useful here, and lucky for you I have the one I have used right here, just for you.
Secondly, you need to engage in your new plan. It is not simply enough to identify what you need to do, you need to take the steps you identified and get stuck in. Be enthusiastic about what you need to do and where you want to be. This will keep you motivated.
It is very trendy at the moment, but you need to know why you are doing it. Remember what you will spend that extra money on, how you will feel when you get the respect you deserve and then remind yourself often.
Thirdly, you need to let people know you have a plan, by asking for help, and talking about your future self when it is appropriate. This will develop over time, but you could consider finding a mentor, hiring a career coach or finding a teacher for those skills you want to develop.
Remember to talk like your future self would, and this extends to dress, body language and behaviour. Be your future self and this will help your present self get there.
Simple, three steps and you are there.
So if you want to get started and ask for your next big thing – take the first step and fill in the career plan here….and if you want any more help then I am a click away.
Remember if you don’t ask you don’t get and if you aren’t getting you aren’t asking.
Last time we talked about how the new year was going, so if 2021 is not what you wanted to be have a quick read here….