Many employees have been worried about how can they get promoted in this current global, economic climate. Even though the economic situation has improved in Asia, budgets are still being tightly controlled. So how can you get a promotion to continue your career advancement?
- Overcome the limits that you set yourself – If you have any disempowering beliefs that are holding you back, turn them around to empowering beliefs. For example, some employees in Asia believe that “English is my second language, so I can’t get promoted to a high level.” Change this to an empowering belief “I speak more than one language so I’m an asset to the company“. You can get promoted because of these extra skills.
- Think positively about your strengths– if you think positively about what you have to offer, your whole body language and state will reflect this. You will come across as assertive, confident and having belief in your strengths, which will influence your key stakeholders to believe this too. If you don’t believe in your strengths, nobody else will.
- Set your expectations – have conversations with your key stakeholders about what it is you want to achieve and discuss openly what it will take to get the results you want.
- Know what areas you need to develop in – the great advantage of talking to your key stakeholders about what you want, is that you can seek advice and help in key areas that you need to develop in. Find ways in which you can further develop, whether it is from advice, role models, on the job training, specific personal development training with an Executive Coach.
- Set yourself goals – set yourself a specific goal of when you want to be promoted and how you will achieve this promotion. To help you clarify this goal, put it down in writing, use sensory language to describe what you will see, feel and hear. For example, “I see messages from people who are congratulating me, I hear people compliment me, I feel excited about my new promotion.” Set yourself key milestones and dates that you are working towards. On a daily basis, check your progress against your goals.
- Be flexible – if things are not working as you want them to, change your approach. Understand what the feedback is telling you and make the appropriate changes that will enable you to achieve your goal.
- Consistently focus on your goal – never take your eye off your goal. A promotion takes more than a half hearted “I hope one day they’ll recognise all that I’ve done and promote me.” Follow through your goal with persistency, drive, passion and action.
To find more, contact Sandra Lai, firstname.lastname@example.org or call us in Singapore on +65 6232 2466.
Our Global Career Coaches :
- Martin Cropper – Singapore and Indonesia
- Janet Cropper – Singapore and Indonesia
- Sir Michael Culme-Seymour - Singapore
- Joanna Brill - Singapore
- Kavitha Iyer – Singapore
- Maureen Koh - Singapore
- Sally Dellow – Hong Kong
- Jane Jackson - Australia, Sydney
- Simon Cropper - Japan, Tokyo
- Joyce Jenkins – UK, London
- Roger Niven - UK, London
- Judith Wilson - California, San Mateo
- Therese Tong - California, San Mateo