5 Guaranteed Ways to Move Up in Your Marketing Career

BOB VAN ROSSUM | July 25, 2018

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As a marketer, your goal should always be to move forward and up if you want a long-lasting and fulfilling career. However, getting there is much easier said than done. Marketing is an incredibly competitive landscape, making it increasingly difficult to stand out and easy to feel stuck. Nevertheless, highly-skilled marketers are always able to push their careers forward. They continuously evolve, learn new skills, and are incredibly motivated to work hard and become an exceptional marketer. Are you ready to move onto something bigger in your organization? How do you best approach your manager about taking on more responsibilities and getting promoted to a new role? While it can be intimidating, any good leader should be encouraging and enthusiastic of you actively seeking to grow professionally. Here are some ways marketing recruiters advise marketers approach this conversation in order to advance their careers and get ahead. The first thing you should do is to self-evaluate your capabilities and motives to see if you’re truly prepared for a bigger role. Do you genuinely want to move up or do you solely want the weight of the title? Any promotion will involve more responsibilities, so you must be prepared to take on challenges you’ve never had to deal with before. Assess if you’re currently mastering your current responsibilities and if you’re ready for the next level. If you’re not exceeding your current goals and performing above average, you’ll likely to stay in the same position until you can prove that you’re ready for more.

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