Wednesday, 23 September 2015
12 signs you're about to be promoted at work
A feeling of euphoria is in the air. You suddenly have new sense of confidence at work because you suspect that you're finally going to be recognized for your hard work. But until you get the great news, you really can't be sure — and you most certainly shouldn't start celebrating.
"However, there are some telltale signs that you may at long last be getting that coveted promotion — you just need to look for them," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."
"But remember, false reads on promotions happen every day, so even if you think you see the signs, you'll want to remain as neutral as possible and stay focused on doing your best work."
Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage," says the signs aren't always obvious, but people can usually tell if they are being groomed, or at least considered, for a promotion.
"Being self-aware is a critical skill for anyone to develop and so you should, ideally, always have a reasonably good sense as to how you are perceived by your colleagues and senior leaders," he says. "And talking about your career goals and potential career paths should be a conversation you have on a fairly regular basis with your boss."
Whether you're having those discussions or not, you'll still want to keep an eye out for the signs a promotion might be in your future. Here are 12 of them: