With less that 24 hours to Christmas and everyone celebrating the few days off work, take time out to reflect on how to make 2014 a great year for your career. Have you ever dreamed of being able to read exactly what’s on your boss’ mind? Today, we’re about to make that possible…almost a quarter of the Uk population are unsatisfied with their job because they are underpaid, is that you? Well, on this little journey through a boss “inner space” you’ll learn how to turn what you discover to your advantage!

Be a problem solver
It’s easy to point out what isn’t working, it takes a higher level of leadership (which equals value to your company) to point out how to FIX something. Instead of complaining, think of what d=could be done better.

Be drama-free
If you’re consistently bickering or coming to your boss about gossip and conflicts, then you’re creating more drama and stress! When it comes time to promote someone, do they want to promote someone who brings them stress or someone they trust to make their life easier and company run better?

Pay attention and take notes!
I can’t tell you how many times I hear employers complain none of the their employees know how to follow directions.

Be WORTH a promotion

Just because you clock in at 9am and clock out at 5pm does not entitle you to a promotion. the number of years you served in the company still does not entitle you. Remember that to get noticed, you have to be worthy of it. Show your boss you are willing to go that extra mile and I promise you, you will stand out.

Pay attention to who your boss promotes and who they don’t. From these observations alone, you can basically assess what characteristics your boss values and what they avoid like the plague.

Also, don’t be afraid to sit down with your boss. Tell them you are interested in becoming more valuable to the company and ask what specifically you can do. It shows initiative and if you are doing something they find annoying, they will tell you about it right there and then.

I hope this perspective really helped you today and provided new information you can start using to make a change today. If you’re a boss, please tell us what you are usually looking for when you promote or hire someone.

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Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season, a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014!

The Team at Citrus Connect.

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