Want a Promotion? Take These 3 Steps

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Step 3: Do More Than What Is Expected

I often interview candidates who do the bare minimum and then complain that there is no opportunity for growth. If you want more responsibility, some respect, and maybe a raise, you’re not going to get it just by doing what is being handed to you.

In actuality, you may have to go above and beyond what is merely laid out in your job description. As Kate White explains in her book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: The Success Secrets Ever Gutsy Girl Should Know, you need to go big or go home.

Maybe you’re writing up a report, notice odd sales patterns and mention it to your boss. Or maybe you take the initiative to plan the next event. Whatever it is, make sure to put in more than what is actually expected of you.

For optimal results, make sure to repeat the above mentioned steps as often as possible. It may not always be easy, but coming from a place of serving the business rather than serving yourself will help you make tremendous progress in your career.

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