As a construction, engineering or environmental professional, he has worked hard. You have demonstrated your dedication to the company. You know you deserve a promotion, but asking for one can be a scary and intimidating experience. If you plan to contact your manager for a promotion, you can do so in several ways to increase your chances of obtaining it.
Wait for the right moment
While your time with the company should not be the only determining factor, it is important to realize that you can play an important role in whether your employer feels that you deserve a promotion. According to a recent article, only 6.4% of employees receive promotion during their first year of employment. This number increases to 22% for third-year companies. While this does not mean that you cannot request the promotion in your first or second year in a company, it is important that you perform a self-assessment. Have you contributed enough to the company to win promotion?
Sometimes it may be worth waiting a year or even a few more months before trying to get a promotion. It is also important to keep in mind that summer is considered the best time to request a promotion, which is ideal for many people who build houses or otherwise work outdoors. Summer is often the busiest season.
Address the problem directly
It can be a bit intimidating to think about getting promotion from your boss, but it is the best way to determine if your boss is willing to consider giving you a promotion. Depending on your relationship with your boss, you can do so in a formal setting, in which you request a meeting, or in an informal setting, where you indicate that you believe you deserve a promotion.
After mentioning the promotion, it is important to follow up. Send an email to your boss. Mention it again a week or two later. Take it to conversations whenever you can. Even if there is no work available now, specify your wishes. Although you should not be bored, it is important to be persistent. You cannot get the promotion immediately, but if you don’t give up, you are more likely to be considered for a promotion.
When requesting a promotion, it is important to have data, statistics or other information to support your request. To prepare for a promotion, do things that show you deserve it. This may include taking on larger projects, greater responsibility or a greater contribution to the business. Just be careful not to exceed your responsibilities or be in a hurry to ascend. Becoming a boss or trying to assume the responsibilities of your supervisor are two of the biggest mistakes people make when they try to ascend. Instead, do your job the best you can and get ready to show why you are the best option for the promotion.
You may even want to ask for an opportunity to prove yourself. Volunteer to temporarily assume some of the responsibilities of the position you want. Then you can prove that you are the right person for the job.
The best way to request a promotion is to make sure you have planned ahead. Practice what you will say before and then you can address the problem with confidence.