- First you want to update your current resume – make sure it has all positions listed from the last time you updated the resume. Make sure you have added all the large projects you have handled since the last update. Check to see it has the correct dates and new skills you have gained.
- Learn more about the position you are interested in for that promotion. Find the job description and read it for the important qualifications, skills, knowledge, abilities and education needed for the position.
- Make sure you have 70% of the skills and qualifications requested before you apply for the promotion. If not, look for educational opportunities to gain the appropriate skill, knowledge and abilities. If education isn’t needed then maybe it is experience. Volunteer with your current employer to take on more responsibilities that show you can handle the larger projects or the advanced skills. Maybe there are opportunities for mentorship or shadowing programs at your organization so you can understand the needed responsibilities for the promotion
- Determine if there is the ability for a promotion with your current employer or if you will have to look for another firm or company for the right opportunity. If there is a position in your organization then make sure your supervisors know of you interest and show them your updated resume. If you will need to look for another organization then do your research about the places to find the appropriate position for you and follow the tips on my various blogs about :
“cover letters” and