Published by Selby Webb
Co-founder, Editor and Head of Marketing of SuccessField
10 months ago
Climbing the corporate ladder isn’t easy. Especially co-workers can make one’s life tough. Just because they smile in your face doesn’t have to mean that they want to see you succeed. Everyone wants to make it, but the system isn’t designed for everyone to achieve their goals. Some people have to fail, so make sure you’re not one of them.
They want to see you do good, but not better than them. As an employed future engineer, I work with many professionals. They are way more experienced than me and definitely have better professional competences. In other words, the current professionals are able to teach the next generation a lot. Instead of wasting a lot of time looking for obvious answers, they could just tell me how things have to be done. School is my problem, but at work, they could make things much easier for me. The big question is why don’t they do it? I’ve come to the following conclusion:
“So what can I do if I want to climb the corporate ladder and get a salary raise?”, is the question that you’re probably asking yourself. I can’t tell what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I had to make sure that my supervisor noticed & appreciated my importance for the company:
Follow my advice and you’ll become important. However, this isn’t how to climb the ladder. The hard part is how to eliminate competitors. I found out that most of our co-workers were not motivated at all. since they already had a degree and were studying in a university to get their second degree, this time however in a different field, I knew that all I had to do was present them an easy way to leave their current job once they graduate.
So I googled all possibilities and educated myself in terms of the job-market. After I knew what kind of jobs would fit their imagination, I started talking about these jobs. It didn’t take long and the first person started asking me which companies are hiring. I talked about one company that I was sure would be looking for people and two months later, he had quit his job. Another expert even left a month before him. Our supervisor was forced to replace them. The new employees who took over their jobs needed help in the projects, so they contacted me. I received new responsibilities, which enabled me to request a raise. The rest is history.
There are things you should never do to get a raise, climb the corporate ladder or strengthen the bond between you and our boss. Never do the following: