Almost anyone you work within sales wants to get a promotion. If they are a junior rep, they want to be a senior rep. If they are an account manager,…
Almost anyone you work within sales wants to get a promotion. If they are a junior rep, they want to be a senior rep. If they are an account manager, they want to be an executive account manager.
But we all can’t just get a promotion because we want one. Even if you are due for one, it’s important for reps and sales recruiters to earn it and continue to put in good work until a promotion is available. Easier said than done, right?
It can be difficult to stay positive and motivated when you feel like you are being overlooked or passed up for a promotion. But just because you didn’t get it this time doesn’t mean you won’t get the next one.
This is why how you behave matters so much. Management is paying attention, and if you display unflattering behaviours, you could take yourself out of contention.
Sure, you may think you deserve a promotion, and you just might, but walking around the office with a sense of entitlement will not help your cause. No one likes someone who believes they deserve things. Rather, focus on earning a promotion and proving your worth to the organization.
Throwing other sales reps under the bus, speaking poorly of co-workers, and taking actions to make sure you get ahead can not only hinder your ability to get the next promotion, it could hurt your reputation and impact your ability to ever be considered. You need to be a team player.
No one likes to work with know-it-alls. Not even your manager has all the answers. Companies are more interested in promoting individuals who ask questions, want to learn, and are interested in growing professionally over those who think they know everything. Focus on adding new skills and knowledge to become a better candidate for promotion.
While some may think so, very few sales professionals are irreplaceable. Don’t think that you are, either. There are plenty of talented sales reps eager to take your position.
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Gabrielle is a Wilfrid Laurier University graduate with a degree in Business Administration. She has a background in both sales and marketing, with experience working in the technology, education, and travel sectors.