Monday, May 29, 2017

What to Do When Your Employer Overlooked You and Promoted Your Junior

Whenyour company promotes a person who has less experience than you andhe moves ahead of you, you may justifiably be frustrated. Your motivation levels may come down as well. Sometimes, the same person may become your boss and may try to guide you or even give you advice. But no amount of fretting and fuming may help. Similarly, ventilating your anger towards the person who has superseded you may not also do any good. Then, what should you do in this context?

Instead of focusing on the reasons as to why the other person has been promoted and you have been overlooked, you must focus on your career. If you do an honest assessment, you will know the areas in which you have to improve. But if you succumb to emotions such as frustration and anger, you may not be able to look at things in the right perspective. 

Experts say that the feeling of anger is in general fear-based. Therefore, without allowing yourself to be consumed by fear, you must use the emotion as a fuel for improving yourself.

Experts further say that those who advance in their careers are good in playing the game so appropriately that they derive benefits out of it. They learn the trick of building relationships, they do a little extra in what is expected of them and use these traits for furthering their careers. If you look at companies, they generally have the habit of promoting only those who have these traits. They do not even consider experience. Simply put, these traits are what help these employees stand out from the crowd that may consist of even more experienced people.

So, understand that employers will consider those people with loyalty and tenacity and those who think out-of-the-box. So, if you demonstrate your lateral thinking capabilities and if you prove to your employers that you are willing to travel the extra distance, you may not have any difficulty in going up the career ladder

Michelle Gibbings, a career specialist, also says that it may be futile as well as dangerous if we focus on the success of other employees. On the contrary, we should feel happy that the other person has got a rise and should think that this gives us an opportunity to find out the ways for improving ourselves so we can also move up. 

Michelle Gibbings says, "You should not have a mindset where you believe someone else's success means you can't have success. If you do, then you'll shrink the way you collaborate with people and that will negatively impact on your career. Focus on what you need to do, learn something more, shift how you behave and expand your network. Somebody else's success might stop and make you think about your own career path but you should be happy for them and not let it eat you up. It's not easy but see what you can learn from your colleague, use it as a growth opportunity. But that will only come if you are genuinely happy for that person. Change your mindset and figure out what more you can learn and how you can support people because those traits will help build your career and establish what you stand for."

This explains everything.