How to get an Internal Promotion

30th March 2023

Getting an internal promotion often requires a combination of relentless hard work, commitment, and a careful strategic approach.

Here are some strides you can take to increase your chances of getting promoted internally:

Perform well in your current role: It's important to consistently deliver high-quality work and exceed your job expectations. Show your colleagues and supervisors that you're a valuable asset to the company and capable of taking on more accountability.

Look for opportunities: Keep an eye out for internal job openings and apply for positions that align with your career goals. Don't be afraid to take on new challenges and put your hand up for other projects, even if they're outside of your comfort zone.

Learn and develop new skills: Identify the skills and knowledge you'll need for the next step and work to develop them. This may involve taking courses, volunteering for new projects, or seeking out mentorship from senior management and leaders in the company.

Network and build relationships: Build positive relationships with your colleagues, supervisors, and other stakeholders within the company. Take the initiative to introduce yourself to people in other departments and get involved in company-wide initiatives.

Communicate your ambitions and aspirations: Let your supervisor know that you're interested in advancing within the company and ask for feedback on what you can do to get there. Be clear about your career goals and the steps you're taking to achieve them.

Be patient and determined: Internal promotions may not come right away, but don't give up. Continue to work hard and build relationships, and eventually, your efforts will pay off.

Remember that getting an internal promotion is not just about your skills and qualifications; it's also about your attitude, work ethic, and relationships with colleagues. Stay focused, be proactive, and keep your career ambitions in mind, and you'll be on your way to a successful promotion. Good Luck!

If you feel you have reached a ceiling in your current company and there is a lack of promotional opportunities available to you, please reach out to Oaklands Global today. Our team of recruitment experts would love to help you with your next move.

by William Finden

William Finden is the Founder and MD of Oaklands Global. He is a seasoned executive search and recruitment specialist with over 16 years of experience, dedicated to the international aviation & aerospace markets. William leads Oaklands Global’s C-Suite practice and has had a successful career delivering at the executive level for a diverse portfolio of clientele including Business Jet Operators, OEM’s, MRO’s, FBO’s Airlines and Rotary businesses. To learn more about how William can assist with your next career move or to discuss your next director level hire please contact him by email: