5 Ways to Show Your Manager you are Ready for a Promotion

Are you ready to move forward at work? That’s excellent! Below you will find 5 ways you can show your manager you are ready for a promotion.

Finding a new career/job at a different company could sound like an exciting idea, but moving forward at your current company could be an even better decision. Here are 5 ways to show your manager you are ready for a promotion.

Get Ready to Move Forward

First off, we are so happy you are taking your career development seriously! We are ready to help you move to the next level. A promotion is more than a new job title. This is acknowledgement of your hard work, and can be seen as the rewards for your efforts. Although it will take time to progress, there are things you can do to speed up the process.

Benefits of Getting Promoted

Besides just moving forward in your career, there are benefits that come with your new job title. Here are a few perks to look forward to in your new role.

Get Paid More

A promotion comes with a raise. With more responsibilities, you become more valuable to your company and this will reflect in your paycheck.

Exciting Career Changes

With a new role, comes new duties. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will have more work, but the nature of your tasks will definitely change. You will have new exciting tasks which, once mastered, will grow your skill set.

New Career Opportunities

By moving forward in the line, you get closer to the top. Once you are comfortable in your new role, you can chase the next promotion. Settle, work hard and set your eyes on the next prize!

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5 ways to Show Your Manager you are Ready for a Promotion

Getting a promotion is not as easy as just changing your job scope. You need to actually deserve your promotion. Below are a few steps you can take to make your manager aware of your ambition:

Give Them a Reason to Trust you

You need to be realistic when chasing a promotion. Do not give your manager any reason not to promote you. Make sure you are always on time and a model employee.

Upskill Yourself

By upskilling yourself, you will show your manager just how serious you are about your development. A workplace skills course will give you the credentials and the knowledge to perform certain tasks. This will put you above the rest.

Choose an Understudy

Find a junior colleague you can mentor. This will help both your colleague and yourself. Showing your leadership skills will show your manager that you are able to work in a managerial position.

Make an Impact

Master your craft. Before you can move forward, you need to be more than comfortable in your current role. By perfecting your work, you will show your manager that you are ready to move on.


We sometimes forget that managers and CEOs are normal people too. Network with people in different positions to you. This will grow your understanding of the job you want. By developing relationships with your superiors, your name will be mentioned more, thus giving you a better shot at the promotion!

Become Overqualified

A workplace skills course is not the only thing you can add to your CV in order to show your ambition. There are courses you can complete that will make you so qualified that promoting you will be more of a ‘must’ than an ‘if’. For example, By completing a management course you become a qualified manager even if you are not currently working as one.   

Let’s get you Ready for That Promotion

Your future is ready for you, we know that you are too! Secure your future promotion by completing a qualification geared at making you the next big thing at your company. Why wait any further? Start your journey towards a new and improved you today by:

  • Call us on 0800 39 00 27
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Last Updated: 3 June 2022