Getting a promotion is a little like scaling Mount Everest. The climb may be steep, but there's nothing sweeter than the heady rush of reaching the top. Cue the uncorking of the celebratory champagne.
Whether you’re holding steady on the corporate ladder, pushing the envelope in the startup world, or helping to shape a small business, a promotion can be a game-changer, professionally and personally.
And with so much at stake — a more prestigious title, better pay, greater influence on your day-to-day job — you shouldn't sit around waiting for your hard work, dedication and loyalty to be recognized. “It’s all about attitude and initiative — two things hiring managers want to see more of,” says career coach Liz Uram. “An employee who can master those two things can write their own ticket.”
Uram and other experts share their insider tips on how to move toward that well-earned promotion.