Last week we established what the first step is to securing a more fulfilling role in your current job, if you didn’t get a chance to read it, Click here.
Today we will show you the six step process on how to secure that fulfilling role
In an ideal world it would be great if an employer was to see our values, our skills and our experience. Then put us in roles and positions that allows us to shine but unfortunately for a vast majority of us that doesn’t always happen. There are multiple reasons as to why that doesn’t happen.
I am now going to show you a six step process which is going to help you regain control of your current career situation and put you back in the driver sit. This will allow you to achieve your hopes dreams and desires to achieving your #Careergreatness
Step 1 – Schedule
Arrange for a performance review with your supervisor, manager and boss. Why are you asking for this performance review? This is an opportunity for you to discuss all the valuable ways that you have contributed to the company and demonstrate how you wish you can continue adding value and contributing to making the company a success. It gives you the opportunity to shine. Demonstrates that you are hungry. Eager and looking for ways to do more.
You can say
Hey boss can we arrange a time to have a chat about my performance this week sometime ?
You agree time and date. Step 1 completed.
Step 2 – Prepare
Ensure that you prepare well for this before you even ask your boss for a sit down. It doesn’t have to be a formal one, just say you want to have an informal chat about how you’re doing and how you’re performing.
Step 3 – Value
The aim of this step is to help you prepare for the chat with your boss.
Write down how you have helped the business grow, this will vary depending on the role you have in the business.
This gives you an opportunity to demonstrate the value you bring to the business.
Once you have established all the values you have brought to the business you can then move on and talk about all the new ways you wish to help the business grow.
Talk about your skill sets that you have and the business problems you have helped solve and plan to continue to solve.
List the ways you have helped the business grow. Include the following ….
1. New customers
2. Maintaining customer satisfaction
3 Increasing profit
4. Reduce waste/cost
Step 4 – Skills
Do you relate to this story…. you started work on your current company full of hope and excitement. At first the work was fun, interesting and you were being challenged but work has got stale. You dread Monday’s.
Sound familiar…. At some point we all experience this however it’s what we do to get our selves out of this rut that will determine our #Careergreatness
This is why for step 4, I want you to focus on all the different skills and experiences you bring to the company.
Create a list of your skills & experiences. If you started a Udemy course on marketing include it here.
Then during the review ask your boss what he/she feels have been the top 3 skills you have demonstrated since you started working for the company?
By asking your boss this question you are getting them to focus on your value and the great things you do for the company.
Then you can add to what your boss shares by saying something like:
Thank you for sharing that. I’m glad to see my efforts are appreciated and I’m helping the company to succeed.
In addition to what you mentioned I feel here are the following Skills I would like to be given the opportunity to either continue demonstrating or demonstrate for the 1st time ….
- Technical competency
- Problem solving
If you are currently doing an online course where you are learning about future trends in marketing which you would like to explore in your role include this info in your performance review chat.
“I know we are currently expanding and I’ve done this course that showed how to improve our marketing by doing xxx. By doing this it will help us gain more customers.
I would like to be included in the team . Is this possible?
By demonstrating your value and skills you show you have a track record of success. Then taking the conversation to the next level – Future performance you are highlighting how you plan to continue to add value to the company.
Would a good employer love an employee who does this ?
Well you will become top employee when you follow this 6 step process!
Step 5 – Explore
There may be a wealth hidden opportunities in your current company.
These opportunities may be want you need to grow and develop your #Careergreatness so before you jump ship take the time to explore and find these hidden opportunities.
➡It takes time effort energy securing new employment?
➡Is it easier to secure a new job with an existing employer with whom you have a track record or with a new employer who doesn’t?
➡How many of you have experienced this scenario?
Step 6 – Evolve
Steps 2 till 5 are all about preparing a case study about the value you bring to your current company.
➡ It’s helping you to position your self as an asset rather than a liability.
➡It’s helping you demonstrate all the great things you have achieved so far…. Well done you
➡ Its exploring with current employer how you can achieve your #Careergreatness
➡ Its helping you identify If your current job can give you the space to continue growing and if not why you know looking outside the company is necessary for you.
➡It will help you save time and resources. Maintain your career progress.
➡ Get you to your #Careergreatness faster.
Morale of following this 6 step process is to ensure you have explored every single opportunity that is available in your current company before jumping ship.
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