Tricks to Get Promoted With Ease in Your Present Job

So you love positions of responsibility, cherish the feeling of being valued by peers/seniors and a high pay check never did you any harm! Well, these are some significant reasons that make us push our limits in our respective jobs and thereby get promoted. You think you know it all! Never mind, some more knowledge regarding keys to success will help you even further.

Once an employee consolidates his/her position in a certain department and gains enough experience, prestige and recognition for his/her work, it becomes natural for him/her to expect a justified economic reward for having done well. So, when it is time for you to expect that well-deserved raise, follow these tips and the much-deserved promotion won’t be far away -

1. Be Proactive: You must begin showing visible interest and willingness in taking up new responsibilities. It is recommended that you identify the desired position well in advance and obtain necessary facts and characteristics of that position. Thereafter, you must begin working on your skills to become eligible for the concerned position. For instance, if it is an international role you want, gaining fluency in some international languages might help your cause. If it is a leadership position you’re after, you must exhibit these skills effectively in presence of your superiors.

2. Work on your Qualification: It would be great if you can further your education/qualification simultaneously while performing well in your present profile. The trick is to show a lot of initiative, responsible behavior, perseverance and effectiveness in the present scope of work. Please note, a promotion would involve additional responsibilities and thus additional work load. All this can lead to a significant increase in work pressure. Therefore, you must be prepared to work and perform under stress at all times.

3. Exhibit your skills: Obtaining a promotion not only involves getting acquainted with desired professional skills and qualities, but also exhibiting them in critical business situations from time to time.

4. Be prepared for arguments: If you have done all the hard work and are ready to apply for that dream position in your organization, the first thing that you must do is be prepared with the arguments. A recommended trick is to talk to your boss in a secluded place without much disturbance. Your pitch must be calm and reasonable. It should focus primarily on your past performance and readiness to assume a new role. You should reinforce all your achievements and have ready answers to counter the initial rebuff. Do everything but never bring the personal reasons such as “rising mortgages”, “baby expenses” etc. into the argument.

To put it shortly, you have to sell your professional skills and abilities in a manner that your superiors are clearly able to match your skills with the demands of the vacant position.

Brilliant One Minute Presentation

I’ve heard numerous times about the need to have a 1 minute presentation ready to go at all times. But no one ever broke down what to say and how to say it for me. I’m sure people all around the world have been banging their heads against the wall trying to figure out what to say to peak a prospects interest, I know I have. The problem is, many networkers are spewing out way too much information. We must remember the golden rule… Keep it simple! For instance, do we really need to go telling our prospect all about our organic, vegan products, or our state of the art telephony system? No! We don’t… They don’t need to know that stuff yet, if they join you in your business, all that stuff can be shared in training. Do they need to know all about our compensation plan… No, they haven’t even started yet, and must Network Marketers don’t understand theirs that well anyway.

There are only three basic questions in our prospects’ head that we need to answer in our presentation:

1. What kind of business are you in?

2. How much money can I make?

3. What do I have to do to earn that money?

So, here’s an example for lets say… someone in the health and wellness industry:

“Hey Bob, I can give you a complete presentation but it would take an entire minute.”

“When could you set aside a whole minute?”

Naturally most people will say now here, because we are not trying to drag them to our opportunity meeting or show them our 20 minute DVD.

So after we get a “right now”, we say:

“Don’t change – continue to promote and recommend as you always do.” Like talking about the great restaurant you visited, or the new pillow you just bought.

“We are in the Health and Wellness business – we have a product that has me feeling like I’m 19 years old again. All you have to do is recommend our product to 15 people helping them feel younger and more energetic, and help one person a month get started doing the same, and you’ll earn $100 per month” (or whatever is consistent with your comp plan).

STOP and close with one simple line:

“What do you think?” or “And that’s it!” or “And the rest is up to you!” Something simple like that.

At that point, if you aren’t already getting questions, change the subject to something totally unrelated. Something about them.

Watch the magic happen…

Have You Tried Credit Card Debt Negotiation? A Do-It-Yourself Credit Card Debt Solution

Credit card debt negotiation can be a very tough task. If not done carefully it will clearly not lead to the desired result. To pay off a huge debt is a hard job to accomplish, and who would not want a negotiation on the debt that has to be paid? But there are a few rules which one must keep in mind while doing the credit card debt negotiation.

There could always be chances that one might get their interests negotiated unlike what many people think. Always remember that some people have the ball in their court and not the company. They want money back from you at any cost and that is their primary motive which is also their weak point that one must target. Another factor that could help you, the customer, is that there is a lot of competition in market. Some companies want you at any cost as the money they make from the interest that you pay is tremendous. The company wants to make as much money as possible and would want as many customers as possible. They would have to maintain a good reputation in the market and this is how the competitiveness can work in the favour for your credit card debt negotiation.

If one has being paying off credit card debts for some installments, there could be chance for the credit card debt negotiation, the bank might give you lower interest rates. These can range from 1-2% less than the average interest rate of the country. Also one can negotiate for better repayment plans than the existing ones. Obviously the bank would prefer that their money comes back to them slowly rather than money not coming back at all. However, this credit card debt negotiation works only if one has not been paying the previous installments. If one is good at negotiation then one could get rid of the late payment fee, using ATM fee etc. But there are of course a few companies which will not budge on the ground rules they have. One should always keep their eyes open for various offers like zero interest rates, lowering of interest rates on existing loans or on balance transfers. Never get onto these offers directly as they can be used as a weapon at a later stage. Always first ask for lower interest rate and then slowly jump onto these plans. This could definitely be one of the ways to get out of credit card debts.

If none of the above works then one can lure the bank that you can take another card and get your balance transferred to another card with a lower interest. The best way to get away with this one is to keep an alternate card offer with you. If one does not have any, then you could research on them and then go for the negotiation. Credit card debt negotiation is a very tricky work. But keeping in mind some of the tips mentioned you can definitely pay off credit card debt more easily and quickly.