Giving Your Best Shot: The Key to Landing a Promotion


Do you struggle to get the promotion that you deserve? Due to the pandemic, and because companies are focusing on business continuity rather than promotions, you may not get your next job anytime soon unless do something extra.

How can you make your case for a new position without seeming insensitive to the top priority of your employer, i.e. How can you keep the sales coming? Here are a few suggestions.

In this blog, we will examine some of the ways you can keep your career on an upward trajectory. Let’s begin with what you can control from the get-go – your mindset.


There is a saying that goes: What we ask for, we get. There’s probably a lot of truth to it, in that what we achieve in life is largely up to us. You will get your next role when you are committed to achieving it.

Your mindset, i.e. your beliefs and what you’re prepared to do, insofar as the action you’re willing to take to get what you want – will, in the end, decide where you end up in your career.

It may not be difficult to achieve your next promotion if you adopt the right mentality.

Early Start

It is never too late to start honing a set of values. In fact, the earlier you begin, the better. Top academic, artistic and sporting achievers for example knew what they were striving for and received what they deserved from the start. The first street skateboard gold medal The 13-year-old boy who won the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was from Canada.

For many career high-achievers, their training starts ‘before’ they land a job. Early on, it is important to establish a habit of studying and being a consistent performer. However, you can never be too old to improve.

Write down your goals. What’s your next 24-hour goal? And for the following week, month, etc. This article will show you how to set goals.


The Inc. article on how you can get promoted in three steps is well worth reading. Inc. CEO Jim Scklecksher knows a lot about how to reach the top. His three main steps are:

  • Do your work well
  • Bring Something Extra
  • You can train someone else to perform your role

Current Role

Take control of your new role immediately after you start.

Understand what is required to complete the task to the satisfaction of the management and the company.

How can you tell if you are doing well at your job? Not just your bosses, but everyone. If you’ve responsible for customers – ask them to rate your performance and where you can improve.


You will need to add something extra to your role and business to make you stand out.

To save time and cash, think outside the box. Think holistically and how you can help others beyond your job. You can take on more work but don’t run yourself into the ground – you don’t have time for burnout Or a mental breakdown?

Consider, for example, how you could bring in more customers or, if you’re not into that, what you could do to improve your business’ reputation within the community.

All of us need to stay physically and mentally fit. Sport-related charity events will help you to achieve peak fitness as well as extra recognition from your employer, which can lead to a promotion. You might choose a charity event that will challenge you mentally and physically.


Choose a mid-distance race and train accordingly. Connect with your followers on social media about your participation in a fundraising charity fun run.

Your attire on the event day should reflect your brand. Share the photos via social media. This marketing will be invaluable to your employer, and you’ll earn valuable merit points that you can use for a promotion.

The replacement

If you are leaving your current position, ensure that someone else is prepared to step in and take over the role without costing your employer time or resources. While you are still in the position, you can train your successor and inform your boss that your replacement is prepared to take over when you leave.

Create A New Role

You may have to wait for someone else to be promoted or move up in the organization. Your best option will often be to create a brand new role. Create a new job and describe your value and skills to your employer. Also, create a description of the role and how it will make your boss’s job easier.

If you don’t have a chance to move up in the future and there isn’t a way for you to do so, then it may be necessary that consider a role with another employer.


A promotion isn’t just about the money. Who doesn’t want to get a raise? It’s not just about the money. Everyone wants to be appreciated.

What are the best ways to win a promotion over your peers?

It is important to have a clear vision of what you are aiming for and the steps to achieve it. This starts by developing your mindset. Performance is also key, so if you are not getting a promotion, do your best in your current role, go the extra mile, or create a brand new position.