Getting a promotion might seem like a daunting task, but there are actually a few things you can do to show your boss that you’re ready and qualified for the next level.

Here are 6 ways to show your boss you’re ready for promotion:

  1. Be proactive

Don’t wait around for someone to tell you what needs to be done – take initiative and get started on tasks without being asked. This shows that you’re capable of taking initiative and working independently.

  1. Volunteer for new assignments and challenges

If there’s a project that no one wants to tackle, step up and volunteer. This shows that you’re willing to take on new challenges, even if they might be outside of your comfort zone.

  1. Be a team player

It’s important to be able to work well with others, so make an effort to be a team player. This means being collaborative, helpful, and positive – even when things get tough.  This will make you more pleasant to work with, and people will be more likely to want to work with you.

  1. Make suggestions for improvement

If you have ideas about how something could be done better, speak up! This shows that you’re always thinking about ways to improve and streamline processes.

  1. Learn new skills

If you want to be promoted, it’s important to show that you’re always learning and growing. This means keeping your skills up-to-date, and also being open to learning new things. Whether it’s taking an online course or attending a seminar, make sure you’re doing everything you can to stay ahead of the curve.

  1. Increase your qualifications

While you have all the skills and experience you need to carry out the tasks in a higher role, some positions can only be filled by people with certain qualifications or licences.  This is especially true for trades with a national skilled shortage.  Take advantage of the skills you have and get qualified. If you don’t have time to take on the extra study, RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) is a great way to get your skills certified.

These are just a few of the things you can do to show your boss that you’re ready for a promotion. By demonstrating that you have the skills and experience needed for the next level, as well as exhibiting positive traits such as being proactive and a team player, you’ll be sure to give yourself the best chance possible at landing that promotion.