You’ve probably heard it a million times: Do your best to get to the top! It’s true, but that’s not all you need to get promoted in your line of work. The IT industry is a continuously evolving and improving business and the same can be said to its employees. If you truly want to make it up there (and fast), consider the following pointers:
Keep on Learning
Sign up for any available company training, especially those that are connected with your chosen career path. Volunteer to attend external seminars and workshops sponsored by your firm. Also, find yourself a mentor in your ranks. Ideally, it would be one of the reputable and experienced higher-ups in your department. Finally, apply for relevant certifications like CompTIA A+ accreditation. Do take practice tests just so you’re sure to pass them, advises CertBlaster and other experts.
Maximize Your Opportunities
Is there a project that nobody wants? Challenge yourself and take it. Are there areas that need change and improvements? Find them and propose viable solutions. You can use even the simplest chance to shine, such as taking notes during a meeting, dressing up properly for work, and acting like a professional even around lower tiered workers. As a rule, never pass up any chance to overachieve and to make a difference.
The IT industry is fast-paced. If you don’t keep tabs on your own workload and success, they can all be pushed under the rug. Create your own portfolio and keep it updated. Don’t be bashful about your accomplishments if your superiors ask about them. When given a chance to promote your work, proudly state the truth and the obvious. Remember, though, that you don’t need to act like an overbearing braggart. After all, action (always) speaks louder than words.
Remember these three pointers in mind and your heart on your goal. After all, the career you’ve chosen is proven to be one of the most modern and lucrative vocations in the world. All the more reason for you to aim high and stay focused.