Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Why: 12 Things You'd Better Do If You Want to Get Ahead

Donald Asher

Language: English

Pages: 210


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A revised and updated edition of the career advancement guide that advocates working smarter, not harder, from one of America's premier career consultants.

Do your job, do it well, and you'll be rewarded, right?
Actually, probably not.

According to career guru Donald Asher, advancement at work is less about skillsets and more about strategy. The revised and expanded edition of WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'T, AND WHY details exactly what puts one employee on the fast track to an exceptional career, while another stays on the treadmill to mediocrity.

Whether you're new to the workforce, repairing a recession-damaged career, or feeling stagnant and overlooked at work, this book is your ticket to advancement. Learn:

∙ why timing is more important than talent
∙ how corporations actually make promotion decisions
∙ how to avoid career mistakes you don't even know you're making
∙ what women in the workforce particularly need to know
∙ and the twelve proven strategies for promotion regardless of
your industry and experience

If you want to know how to control your career destiny, the solution is to work smarter, not harder. WHO GETS PROMOTED, WHO DOESN'T, AND WHY will help you do just that.

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your future? Just be careful not to ask too many questions in this direction, or you’ll look like you care more about politics than performance. •  How you can do your job better. Because success in your current assignment is a prerequisite for advancement, you should take every opportunity to discover how to do your job better, smarter, and easier. Be prepared for your boss to take the opportunity of this meeting to let you know about her concerns and your shortcomings, and she may be annoyed

learning at the edge of the university campus are over. College and even graduate degrees are a smaller part of the formula for success than ever before. It is the ongoing, nimble, responsive and anticipatory learner who has a career advantage over others. Those who can design their own educational process, who teach themselves what they need to know, are known as autodidacts. We are entering the age of the autodidact. Even if you have no degrees at all, you can be an autodidact. The only thing

different rationales you can provide for why you ought to get this raise, and why you ought to get it now, the better your chances. If you want a promotion, multiple rationales can help your boss see you as the right choice. Want to think more creatively? Practice by adopting differing points of view. Be nimble. Use more than one rationale. Try arguing the other side of your own position to understand your opponent better. Take the example of a politician, speaking before the public. He may have

least as good as he is, but I only beat him once, and he seemed to be peeved about it. I never beat him again.” If your boss ever found out you lost on purpose, the cost in terms of loss of trust might be great. So if you decide to adopt a boss-management strategy like this, be smart enough to keep it to yourself. You might think twice before annihilating your boss in any sport, be it poker, “Jeopardy,” darts, or picking up someone in a nightclub. Does This Chapter Make You Uncomfortable? Does

time to time. Then you know your market value. You have practice interviewing. You can keep your current employer on his toes. You can be brave and fearless in the pursuit of your job, because you are not afraid. Organizations do not have loyalty to their employees. They will fire you the moment their interests diverge from yours—and you should return the favor. The new covenant is clear: You owe an employer a day’s work for a day’s pay. You owe reasonable notice to your employer if you quit;

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