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Ivan Popov

i was once an athlete. then a journalist. now i am a ceo of an iT company. still running marathons though.

Climbing That Career Ladder: 4 Tips On How to Elevate Your Professional Experience

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Is the thought of climbing that career ladder sound interesting to you?

In this day and age, we often come across discussions that deal with our professional lives and our desire to keep moving forward. Now, more than ever, overall happiness includes feeling satisfied when it comes to your job. I’m not saying that people in the past didn’t care about what they did, all I’m saying is that these days it looks like we tend to care more and more about how to elevate our professional lives to the extent when they feel by who we are and what we want to achieve.

In today’s article, I wanted to discuss with you the concept of elevating your professional life to help you climb the career ladder. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expiring entrepreneur, a manager of a successful team in a corporation, or an employee who finds their job to be the dream job of their life.

Regardless of your field of occupation, there is always a possibility that perhaps you want to make a step further. So if you frequently find yourself thinking about what would it be if you had the chance to get that promotion, perhaps in this article you’d find some quite useful tips on that matter.

But first, let’s focus on one thing – why is it so important for people to be able to climb the career ladder?

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Today more than ever people are concerned with their development and growth. Essentially, this process can involve pretty much every aspect of their life. But usually, when we talk about development and growth, we often mean our professional elevation.

It’s in human nature for everyone to try and upgrade. If we didn’t have that impulse, then we’d probably not be able to achieve so many things daily. With the upgrade comes further development. When we talk about our careers, this development always brings us satisfaction, fulfillment, and a desire to keep up the good work.

When people feel satisfied and fulfilled at their work, they are much more prone to success. And we all know that feeling successful has the power to boost our self-esteem, bring value to our day-to-day, enable us to plan, and just feel better about ourselves in general. It’s no secret to anyone that we spend the majority of our time dedicated to the job we have so it’s really important for us to love our job because spending our days feeling miserable it’s not the way to go in the long term.

And here is the thing with getting promoted or climbing the career ladder – it can certainly help you love your job even more and dedicate even more effort and energy to your daily tasks and duties.

Wondering how to boost your chances of getting promoted? Here are 4 essential tips:

  • Just love your job. I think nowadays more and more people begin to realize just how important it is for them to love what they do for a living. As if back in the day people were much more prone to sticking to a job that didn’t bring joy to them. But when you come to think about it if you want to get promoted you have to be good at what you do and it’s really hard to be good at what you do if you hate whatever it is that you do. Ultimately success and growth come from love and dedication. So if you are truly dedicated to your job and you enjoy executing your tasks and duties, there is a high chance those efforts would be noticed by your managers or CEOs. Then the only logical step is for you to get that promotion.


  • Never stop learning. A common mistake I often witness is that once somebody nails a job in a company and manages to perform this job quite well, they certainly stop learning and educating themselves every week regarding what’s new in the field. But the truth is that nowadays everything is constantly developing and upgrading and ever-changing. So it would be rather naive on your part to consider staying on that same educational level when it comes to your skills, expertise and work approaches. Instead, always try to do your best when it comes to further upgrade your knowledge. This can be achieved through seminars, courses, workshops, or just by asking your manager for a one-to-one session. When you show a desire to upgrade your level all the time, this will certainly help you stand out and deserve being promoted. But what you should remember is that the actual promotion is, in reality, a pleasant side effect because when you further educate yourself what you do is that you invest in your future professional development. So that should be your main reason.


  • Don’t be afraid to step up. Ask any company executive or entrepreneur and they will all say that one of the best qualities to be found in an employee is their proactivity. I know this can be a challenging skill to develop and nurture because there are many introverts out there who just don’t like being in the spotlight. But what you need to understand is that when you hide in the shadows people can easily miss your talents, strengths, skills, and expertise. You need to step up and show them what you’ve got! This way they would first appreciate the courage while also having the chance to get to know you in your work. Perhaps this is the best way for you to create a name for yourself in a business field or a company. Being proactive simply means not being afraid to offer opinions and ideas, offering a fresh new approach to certain tasks and duties, participating in discussions, and being able to distribute your workload without having to wait for anybody to do that for you.


  • Be a representation of loyalty and dedication. Getting that promotion often is viewed as just you making your way in a certain corporate family. So whenever you show loyalty, dedication, and constant effort to get your job right, this would certainly be noticed by the higher management. When you come to think about it, you would do the same if you were them – who of your employees would you promote? I bet it would be the one who you can trust and who had always expressed their eagerness to develop in meeting the next career milestone.

The bottom line

Getting that dream job or getting promoted can certainly boost your professional self-esteem and get you places in the career ladder. By following the above-mentioned advice, I’m optimistic that you’ll be able to achieve much. Don’t be afraid to get yourself out there – only those who are courageous enough to take a leap end up at the place they’ve always dreamt of.


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