“People just starting out in their chosen career and those working in the same job for years understand how competitive business is, with some fields more so than others. Individuals require clear career objectives if they want to nudge out their competition and advance in their career. If they exceed all job expectations but management continues to overlook them while coworkers advance, they need a self-promotion plan and career objectives. With opportunity for advancement available, luck will not get them to a higher job level but having clear career objectives will.
People planning their success and setting clear personal and career objectives with opportunity for advancement, have an advantage over those that do not. Effective self-promotion is also important and this starts by letting their supervisor or management know they want to advance their career and have the knowledge, experience and skills necessary to do this successfully. Demonstrate your value by using your unique experience and knowledge to solve an unresolved company issue or challenge.