ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Ways to Win a Promotion

Updated on June 20, 2016

All of your coworkers are suddenly after the same workplace promotion. Everyone seems to want it—that coveted climb up the corporate ladder. Competing for a highly sought-after promotion at work takes skill, savvy, and the desire to succeed. If you want a promotion to a position with a better title and more benefits, you’re going to have to work for it. Follow these five steps to win a promotion and climb the corporate ladder with ease:

Prove Your Leadership Skills

Develop leadership skills and demonstrate that you can rally your coworkers into an inspired team. Every company and organization is in search of individuals who possess natural leadership skills. Make your ideas and visions known to the people who count. Prove that you have the ability to lead and succeed.

Show You are Capable

Be the best you can be at the position you currently hold and deliver consistent results. Show an interest in other people’s work and offer to help out wherever you can. A willingness to learn and work as a team is an admirable trait that rarely goes unnoticed.

Know the Right People

Knowing the right people in your place of employment is important if you want to advance in the workplace. Adopt a supervisor as a mentor and learn all there is to know about your job, as well as the position you want to be promoted to someday. When the job you want opens up, make sure the right people are aware that you want the promotion. Make yourself visible and speak up. Don’t be afraid to reach for what you want.

Be Friendly

Office politics often plays a part in determining who gets a promotion and who is left in their current position. That is certainly not to say that merit doesn’t play a large role in the promotion process, but your ability to relate to others and maintain a certain level of popularity within the office is important. Don’t be a wallflower that never grows or advances within your field. If you are naturally shy, try to make your shyness work for you and maintain a friendly demeanor that people respect and admire.

Train a Successor

While it may sound strange to train someone to take your place, it is actually a strategic method for landing a coveted promotion. If you desire to advance in your place of employment, someone will need to take your place when you leave it. If no one can replace you in your current position, you may be passed over for a promotion simply because you are indispensable where you are at on the corporate ladder. Take another employee under your wing and teach them everything you know so that they can easily step into your current position once you have moved up the ladder.

While there is no set blueprint for advancing up the corporate ladder, distinguishing yourself from the rest of your coworkers will grab the attention of your employer. It is important, however, that you don’t set yourself so far apart from the rest of the crowd that you appear arrogant or unlikeable. Deliver consistent work results with a friendly and admirable attitude to move up the ladder and gain a well-deserved promotion.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)