Three Proven Keys To Job Security, Wage Increases and Promotions
Key#1: Out-Perform Your Job. It may take a bit longer than you would like, but no one doing truly excellent, outstanding work can go unnoticed or unrewarded very long. Excellence at small things inevitably leads to big opportunities.
Key#2: Create Opportunity In or On Your Job. Thereâ€™s an interesting word: â€œIntrapreneurship.â€ Sort of â€œan inside entrepreneur.â€ *A fancy way of talking about creating new opportunities within the corporate structure and environment and expanding the scope and value of a job. The intrapreneur not only does his/her assigned, described job well, but is alert for opportunities to expand that job, and is prone to bring new, carefully thought out ideas for improving some aspect of his/her job or moving his/her employerâ€™s business forward.
Key#3: Become Over-Qualified. Sometimes people are turned down for certain jobs because they are â€œover-qualified.â€ But a sure way to move up form one job to a better one is to develop the education, thinking, habits, behavior and image of someone who has that better job.
You can also consider â€œEntrepreneurshipâ€. â€œEntrepreneur refers to someone who takes on a certain amount of risk to start his/her own business enterprise, is his/her own boss.