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Moving Up the Ladder: 4 Best Practices to Demonstrate Your Capability


{#/pub/images/MovingUpTheLadder.jpg}We all seem to know when we are ready to move onward and upward in our career, but often get frustrated when it does not happen the way we would like. There is a difference between expressing an interest in career growth and proving yourself ready. This article addresses the issue by focusing on practical things you can do to prove your worthiness for the next role.


It describes four areas to develop your skills and demonstrate them to others before getting the job. 

  1. Volunteering

  2. Taking Stretch Assignments

  3. Participating in Internal Internships

  4. Shadowing Your Dream Job


It is not enough to want something, if you take the steps to earn it you make the choice an obvious one for your boss.  And if it doesn't work out within your existing company, the skills you gained from preparing for your new role can be transferred to a different organization.  You will be in a better position to look around.


From a management standpoint, be sure to share this article with your employees.  Set the stage for the behaviors you expect prior to making any promotion decisions.


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Moving Up the Ladder: 4 Best Practices to Demonstrate Your Capability


{#/pub/images/DebCalvert.png}Written by Deb Calvert, President, People First Productivity Solutions

Author of the DISCOVER Questions book series, Deb has worked as a sales productivity specialist and sales researcher since 2000. She is certified as a Master Sales Coach, Master Trainer, and host of CONNECT! an online radio show for selling professionals where listeners ignite their selling power in just an hour. Deb helps companies to boost productivity through people development. This work includes leadership program design and facilitation, strategic planning with executive teams, team effectiveness work, and performance management program design. 


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