Build relationships. One final tip about getting yourself noticed in your company for that next big promotion is the all-important practice of building relationships. Specifically, in this respect, it’s all about building relationships with your superiors rather than your peers. However, the way you go about networking with your bosses does indeed follow the same guidelines as networking with your peers. Thus, for example, at work-affiliated functions, whether it’s drinks at the bar after work or a company outing, make sure you attend both types so that you can get a solid handle on the personalities of your superiors in various environments. So, if you only attempt to get to know your bosses during a company family outing, you will likely only see one side of their personality. But by observing them in different situations you will be better able to know not only how to approach your boss about the promotion, but also when and if.
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