5 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Getting Promoted

If you are a manager, aspiring manager, leader or aspiring leader, I am guessing that you are always on the lookout for your next career progression opportunity.

On the other hand, you might find that you are not getting promoted to the next level even though you think you are ready.

So what might be stopping you?

    You are applying for the wrong roles

  • It is tempting when you are ready to progress to the next level to apply randomly for posts. A much better strategy is to be highly targeted with your applications.
  • You are not showing the relevance of your experience to the job

  • Employers are seeking evidence as to how your experience fits the role. Try to use examples to illustrate this.
  • You are not highlighting achievements

  • Too often I see CVs that talk a lot about the job and very little about achievements. Focus on highlighting your achievements.
  • You don’t sell yourself

  • Most of us don’t like to blow our own trumpet, especially us folks in the UK. At the same time, if you don’t sell what you have to offer, how can you ever expect to land the job?
  • You don’t prepare enough

  • Having interviewed hundreds of people over the years, what surprised me most was that people are so ill prepared. If you are not willing to invest a sizeable block of time in preparing for your next role, it may be that you just don’t want it enough.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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