How to Get a Promotion Without Having to Ask for One

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Are you interested in advancing within your company?  If you are, your first though may be to ask for a promotion.  Of course, it is more than possible for you to ask for a promotion, but do you know that they are not always well received?  For that reason, you may want to consider holding off on asking for a promotion.  Instead, you may want to take steps to get yourself noticed at work, in a good way.  In fact, you may even find yourself being presented with a promotion, without you ever having to ask for one yourself.

As nice as it is to hear that you may be able to get a promotion without ever having to ask for one, you may be unsure as to how you can go about doing so.  A few of the many steps that you can take to help you get a promotion are outlined below.  With that in mind, it is important to remember that there are no guarantees.  With some companies and supervisors you can, literally, be the hardest worker in the world and still never see a promotion in your life.  Although there are no guarantees when trying to acquire a promotion yourself, it is important to remember that you have nothing to lose.

One of the many ways that you can help increase your chances of getting a promotion is by taking the time to help out your other coworkers, especially when they may be having any complications or problems with a particular task.  Extending a hand is a great way to get yourself noticed.  If you are interested in receiving a promotion, it is likely that you would like to be in management.  Managers are not only required to develop project task lists for their team members, but they are also supposed to offer guidance and assistance when needed.  Should you take the time to offer that same guidance and assistance to your coworkers, you are more likely to find yourself being noticed by your supervisors.

Another way that you can work to improve your chances of receiving a promotion, without having to ask for one, is by taking part in any optional meetings. These meetings may include in person meetings, video meetings online, or business conference calls on the telephone.  Even if your attendance is not required, but is allowed, you will want to participate in these events.  Even if you choose not to speak a word, your in person attendance will likely be noticed. The information that you learn about your company in these types of business meetings may also help to improve your chances of receiving a promotion, as you may retain knowledge that other employees are currently unaware of or unconcerned about.

You can also improve your chances of receiving a promotion, without having to inquire about one yourself, by offering to work as much as possible.  This extra step is one that you may want to take; however, you should consider your current social and family life as well. If you are able to work extended hours, work on weekends, be on call, or log in as many overtime hours as possible, you may want to consider doing so.  Your presence in the office after hours will likely be noticed and taken into consideration when it comes time to hand out promotions.

Another one of the many steps that you may want to take, to help improve your  chances of getting a promotion without having to ask for one is offering to volunteer for any activities that may be associated with work, but not necessarily for work.  This best example of this is by volunteering to play on your company’s softball or volleyball team.  This simple action not only allows you to have fun and possibly make new friends, but it also gives you ability to say that you “fully,” support your company.  Volunteering for something that is associated with your company, without any pay, typically creates a good impression.

The above mentioned steps are just a few of the many ways that you can go about trying to get a promotion without having to ask for one.  In the end, if all else fails, you may want to consider examining your other options, such as inquiring about a promotion or seeking employment elsewhere.

How to Handle Difficult Coworkers
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Do you love your job, but just not your coworkers?  If this is how you can describe your feelings about your job, you may want to continue reading on.  Unfortunately, when placed in a similar position, one that involves difficult or unruly coworkers, many individuals assume that their only option is to resign from their current position. Of course, it is more than possible for you to do so, but did you know that you do have other options?

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have complications, problems, or a conflict with a coworker of yours, there are a number of different steps that you can take. These steps, which are outlined below, can help you retain your job and your income, which you may rely on to support your family.  If you have been looking for an easy way to deal with one or more difficult coworkers at your workplace, you will want to continue reading on.

Before examining ways in which you can handle or deal with difficult coworkers, it is important to remember that circumstances should be taken into consideration.  A small conflict may be one that you can handle on your own; however, more serious problems may call for more serious actions. With that in mind, one of the first things that you should do, when looking to deal with a difficult coworker, is speaking with them privately.

When speaking with a coworker that you have a problem with, you will want to be careful.  When this conversation takes place, should it ever, you will want to be as pleasant and as friendly as possible.  Many individuals do not realize that even a slight attitude can make a problem with a coworker much worse.  If you are frustrated with a coworker who can never seem to get a project completed on time, you may want to offer to help them create a schedule. If you have a problem with a perfume or cologne that a coworker may be wearing, you may first want to explain any health complications that you may be having due to the scent.

As previously stated, it is important to remember that there extenuating circumstances that should be taken into consideration. For instance, if you feel that a coworker of yours is harassing you, in a sexual way or not, you may want to refrain from speaking to them.  In certain situations like these, those who are unstable feed off of contact from you and others in your situation. To protect yourself from any harm, you may want to consider contacting your supervisor right away.

Speaking of contacting your supervisor, if you have discussed your problems with a coworker personally and you have not seen any positive changes, you may want to consider brining your supervisor in on the issue. When doing this, you will want to use your best judgment.  If you regularly find yourself performing the duties and tasks for your coworker or if they mishandled important company documents, you should approach your supervisor without any question.  Smaller issues you may want to refrain from brining your supervisor in on, as you may actually end up creating a bad impression of yourself.

The above mentioned steps are just a few of the many steps that you can take if you are having conflict or problems with one of your coworkers.  As a reminder, you are advised to use your best judgment when handling situations such as these.

How to Properly Handle Workplace Conflicts
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Have you been having problems at work, namely problems with your boss or your coworkers?  If you have, you are not alone.  Workplace conflicts are a lot more common than you may have originally thought.  You and many others may have problems with a coworker, a supervisor, or both.  When faced with a workplace conflict, you will want to be careful, as your actions can have consequences.

When it comes to handing workplace conflicts, there are a number of different factors that you will want to take into consideration. One of those factors is the situation or who you may have a conflict with.  If your conflict is with a coworker, you may want to speak with one of your supervisors.  On the other hand, if you are having a conflict with your supervisor, you may be able to go above their head and deal with another member of management.

Speaking of having workplace conflicts with a coworker, it is important to note that you need to proceed with caution, especially when reporting their behavior to your supervisor.  You need to remember that even the best of workplaces have cliques.  You will want to make sure that your supervisor isn’t close with the person in question.  Even if a relationship does exist, you can still take your concerns to your boss, but you just need to do so in a pleasant and professional way.  You will want to avoid, at all costs, sounding like you are spiteful or gossiping.

On the other hand, if you have a problem or a workplace conflict with your supervisor, you will want to consider going above their head, especially if the conflict you are having is a major one.  Major conflict can involve unfair treatment, unpaid overtime, and so forth.  Unless you are dealing directly with the owner of your company, you will likely find that your supervisor has a boss and so on.  When speaking with a supervisor, especially one who is ahead of your own manager, you will be as professional as possible. You will want to try and schedule a meeting in person.  You may have to make arrangements over the phone or through email, but you should refrain from divulging too much information at first.

As previously stated, it is important that you are professional when handling any workplace conflict.  It may be a good idea to keep documentation of all the complaints or problems you would like to bring attention to. For example, you may want to write down the time and date and a summary of what happens each time that you may be harassed, even if it is not sexual in nature. You will want to have documented proof to back up your claims, especially the serious ones.  The last thing that you want to do in a meeting with your supervisor or even their supervisor is come off as unprofessional or as the one with the issues.

The above mentioned methods are just a few of the many ways that you can go about trying to resolve any conflicts that you may be having at work.  Any small issues, such as a coworker wearing a strong perfume, should try to be handled privately first.  If you are unable to see success, especially after supervisors have been alerted, you may then want to consider seeking employment elsewhere, but you may want to use this only as a last resort.
How to Properly Quit Your Job

Are you currently unsatisfied with your job?  If you are, you may be interested in exploring your other options. To do so, many individuals make the decision to turn in their resignation or to quit.  If you are interested in quitting your job, you will want to continue reading on.  A few tips on how to properly terminate your current position are outlined below.

The best thing that you can do, when looking to quit your job, involves giving your employer as much notice as possible.  Many employers expect to receive at least two weeks worth of notice from those who are interested in seeking employment elsewhere.  If at all possible, you may want to consider giving more than two weeks notice.  Unless you have a new job lined up, you may want to offer to stay until a replacement is found or until you are able to secure a new job.

When turning in your resignation, you will want to do so in a formal matter. At all costs, you will want to avoid quitting over the phone or in an email.  You will want to type up a proper notice on your computer and submit a printout to your employer, particularly in person.  In your resignation letter, be sure to thank your employer for giving you the opportunity to work with them, and so forth.

You will want to be sure to not “burn any bridges,” when quitting your current job.  This is extremely important, as you need to remember that your actions have consequences, possibly for years to come.  You will want to make sure that you are pleasant at all times. You will want deal with your bosses, coworkers, and anyone else that you may come into contact with in a happy pleasant matter.  You never know when you may come back into contact with your boss and this is important to take into consideration when packing up your workplace belongings.

In keeping with packing up your workplace belongings, you will want to ensure that you return all important documents or any other pieces of company property that you may have in your possession. Even if you are not asked, you will want to return all items that you didn’t personally purchase yourself. In addition to preventing any misunderstandings, in terms of theft, you may also create a good, long lasting impression of yourself. 

In all honesty, the best thing that you can do, when looking to resign from your current job, is to use your best judgment.  For instance, you will not want to search and apply for new jobs and list your current job on your resume as a reference, especially if you have yet to officially submit your resignation.  You will also, as previously stated, want to try and avoid quitting your job on impulse, unless a serious situation arises, such as one that may put you in danger.

In keeping with using your best judgment, you may want to put yourself in the place of your employer or your boss.  What would you like to hear from yourself?  This simple question will help to ensure that you submit your resignation in a matter that is deemed appropriate.  You will want to ensure that you are able to get a good reference from your current employer for years to come.

How You Should Handle a Difficult Boss

Do you love your job, but not necessarily your boss?  If you have a difficult boss, your first impulse may be to quit your job.  Of course, the decision to quit your job because of your boss is your decision to make, but you shouldn’t put your future or your finances in jeopardy because of someone else.  For tips on how to handle difficult bosses, you may want to continue reading on.

One of the best ways to go about dealing with a difficult boss involves having an open line of communication, as often as possible.  You may be surprised how many conflicts and problems arise from miscommunication.  What you may interpret as a mean, mad, or upset boss, many actually just be the result of miscommunication.  Even if you aren’t required to update or report to your boss, you may want to consider doing so.  This is especially easy if you and your boss work in the same establishment.

Another one of the many ways that you go about handling a difficult boss involves keeping your opinions to yourself. As much as you want to, you will want to refrain from talking badly or gossiping about your boss.  Unfortunately, many individuals, possibly just like you, do not realize who talks to who or how fast word can travel.  If you and your supervisor already have a strained relationship, you will not want to make it worse with workplace gossip.

You can also try and improve your workplace relationship with your boss by extending an olive branch. You may want to go out of your way to be polite and offer assistance.  For example, you may want to consider offering to work late or offer your assistance for a project that may have a tight deadline.  Also, something as simple as saying hello or acknowledging your boss may be enough to improve their attitude or demeanor toward you.  You need to remember that working in management can be difficult.  That is what leads many managers to have the demeanors that they have.  Many feel as if they need to be professional and demanding, all at the same time.

If you have tried all of the above mentioned approaches and are still having problems dealing with your difficult boss, you may want to consider going over your supervisor’s head.  In most cases, you will find that your supervisor has someone that they need to report to.  While this approach may be able to help you deal with a difficult boss, it is important that you use your best judgment. You do not want to go above your supervisor with small problems, such as a rushed meeting.  Issues that you may want to bring to the attention of your boss’s supervisor include sexual harassment or multiple promotion denials.

Another approach that you can take involves quitting your job.  However, as stated above, you may want to refrain from doing so.  It is advised that you do not let another person, such as your boss, ruin your opportunity to have a good job or receive funds to pay yours bills and support your family. Before you make the decision to hand in your resignation, it is advised that you seriously consider your decision to quit, as well as the consequences for doing so.  If you are sure that resigning from your job is the best decision, you will want to do so in a pleasant and appropriate manner, no matter how you feel about your supervisor.

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