1. DISPLAY A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP
Be entrepreneurial minded no matter what your position is. Take the ownership of your performance and aim for exceeding them. Don’t wait for your boss or others to give you a feedback be your own critique. Constantly evaluate your performance comparing yourself to the top of performer in your company in same or similar positions and always have that as a target to exceed their performance.
2. BE A TEAM PLAYER
Working as a team player involves focusing on what’s in the best interest of your team and the company as a whole instead of just looking out for your own interests. Build positive relationships with everyone in your team. Always have a team attitude. You’ve heard of that old saying there is no I in a team!
3. KNOW YOUR WORTH
Have a on target earnings goal in mind but make sure your individual performance and contribution supports that. Also, make sure to stay up to date with resources available out there such as salary guides to know your worth and to help you with your goals. 80Twenty for instance releases salary guide guide annually reflecting the salary ranges in marketing, creative, and sales fields in San Francisco / Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City.
4. EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN ADVANCEMENT
Stating your interest in moving up in a manner that is consistent with the company’s procedures for advancement is the first step to being considered for promotional opportunities. Be confident and communicate this to the appropriate people in your company but make sure to display the performance and experience to back this desire up consistently before hand.