You got the promotion… but now what? If you’re wondering what to do now, here are a few tips that will help you find success in your new position.
It can be tough for many women in the workplace to get the promotions or raises they deserve. Congratulations, you did it! Here’s how to succeed now that you’ve gotten the promotion.
Learn From Your Predecessors
The quickest way to learn what will and won’t work is to speak to the person who had the role before you. After all, they’ve had the time to experiment with new ideas and learn how to best succeed.
If possible, schedule a meeting with them to discuss your new role. This will allow you to pick their brain about the job! We recommend preparing a list of questions you’d like to ask beforehand so that you get all your questions answered and the conversation doesn’t become directionless.
Look the Part
If you’re struggling with imposter syndrome and feeling like you may not be qualified for this role (we know the feeling), the best thing to do is fake it until you make it. If you’re struggling with confidence, adjust your work wardrobe to include pieces that make you feel like the powerful, professional lady you are.
Bold colors, sleek silhouettes, and interesting accessories are all ways to spice up your look. When you look like you’re in charge, you’ll feel like you’re in charge, too.
If you work from home, don’t scroll away just yet. You can modify your workspace into the perfect home office that will make you feel like an executive. Whether that’s through sleek, modern furniture or a Zoom-backdrop bookshelf that makes you feel classy and elegant, adjust your home office to match your new responsibilities.
Believe in Yourself
Ultimately, you have to trust that you’ve got this. Your work hired you for a reason. You earned that promotion. While you’re still learning the ropes of your new role, be patient and kind to yourself. You will likely make mistakes, and that’s OK. It doesn’t make you any less of a great leader.
There are plenty of other practical tips for new executives, but just know that with a little confidence and determination, you’ll master this new role in no time. We look forward to seeing you succeed after your promotion!