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So much has changed in the world of employment in the past few decades. Gone are the days where one would stay in the company for 30 years, climb the internal corporate ladder, go through a few long service leave pay-outs and settle nicely with an adequate retirement fund. Climbing the corporate ladder in this instance would involve ‘waiting it out’. Waiting for someone to leave, someone to retire or someone to create a new position for you.

These days, we want things quicker. Are we willing to change for it though? Not many people like the idea of ‘showing up and waiting to be noticed’. So how does one get noticed these days? Here a 3 sure-fire ways to get noticed and move up. 

1. Ask for More Responsibilities

After working quickly through your own work, ensure you are seen to be proactive. Try to improve on current processes to make everyone else’s job a little bit easier.

Don’t hold back on offering to help your manager or another colleague with their projects. You will be viewed as an asset, a go-getter and you might also meet new people along the way.

2. Find a Mentor

Mentors have generally worked in their industry for numerous years so take advantage of that. Learn from their wins and their mistakes. Ask for their guidance when you are unsure of things. Mentors might be more inclined to be honest and upfront about your strengths and weaknesses and their guidance is generally trustworthy.

Mentors will quite often have an established network of industry connections. Meet new people! Sometimes it’s not what you know; it’s who you know.

3. Keep Learning

That promotion or new job you have had your eye on isn’t going to fall in your lap. You need to work for it and prove to those around you that you have the passion and zest for it.

Perhaps it’s business coaching you need or a leadership qualification. Whatever you decide on, make sure you avoid being idle. We live in a world where there is ALWAYS something new to learn.




Tags: #mentor, #learning, #leadership

Melissa Brugman

Mel has been working at ISM since 2012. During this time she has covered numerous roles and has now landed herself (comfortably) into Marketing. Mel has a strong interest in the Australian financial services sector with a background in Financial Planning Operations and working in a UK Ratings agency.

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