Would you like to get a job promotion but are unsure on how to go about in getting it? To help understand common mistakes people make when trying to get a job promotion and tips for getting the job promotion you want, I have interviewed therapist Crystal Anzalone, MS, PLMHP, NCC.
What are common mistakes people make when trying to get a job promotion?
“Thinking that they deserve it. With that particular mentality of entitlement, it stops the self-examination process and irresponsibly places the power into someone else’s hands.”
What are some tips you can give readers to help them get the job promotion they want?
“Humility and communication. Humility is important because it approaches what we desire with a compelling spirit. There are so many individuals whom I have counseled that have the inability to see themselves as they are. Either they have an inflated view of themselves or they catapult to the other extreme and have no sense of their value and wish that others would see in them what they cannot see in themselves. Having a balance and communicating your desire and skills with humility is paramount to being heard and understood and possibly leading to the promotion that they so desire.”
What type of professional help is available for someone who is having a hard time getting a job promotion?
“A personal career coach or counselor who understands the workplace/space dynamic would be beneficial. These types of professionals can assist in identifying skill set and drawing out unconscious motivation, expectation and roadblocks that have been keeping the individual from maximizing his or her potential.”
What last advice would you like to leave for someone that wants to get a job promotion?
“Do not limit yourself or those around you by past experiences. We ‘think’ a certain way and that can be limiting. I love the analogy, ‘Imagine that thoughts are like a pair of sunglasses you forgot you were wearing. They color your view of the world, and you are unaware it is being colored. The trouble with this is that thoughts are then free to present you with a world structured through thought'”a world seen through this color.’ (Hayes & Smith, 2005).”
Thank you Crystal for doing the interview on how to get a job promotion. For more information on Crystal Anzalone or her work you can check out her website on http://arborfamilycounseling.com.
Hayes, S., & Smith, S. (2005). Get out of your mind and into your life: the new acceptance and commitment therapy. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Inc.
About Therapist Crystal Anzalone:
The journey I have taken has not been a traditional or linear path. Rather because of unforeseen detours in my life, I have discovered that it is never too late to reauthor yourself and to rewrite the life-scripts and discover new opportunities. As a mental health professional, my vocational work in is with women’s issues, couples therapy and spiritual woundedness. However, my heart and primary calling is to serve those in pastoral positions as pro bono work. Being in the ministry early in my career, has provided a wealth of understanding of needs that pastors and their wives face as well as sometimes their lack of financial, spiritual and emotional resources. Those particular men and women who are responsible for the spiritual and emotional wellbeing of others need our attention. They have given themselves to a demanding role, being a shepherd to a congregation. There are unspoken challenges in the ministry, without the proper support, encouragement and understanding at any given time there are temptations to give up. Giving up and meeting those unattended needs can happen appropriately or inappropriately as we have seen in the national media with the fall of prominent men of the pulpit. The ministry calling started with zeal in our youth, if we are not careful can drain us and sometimes, unfortunately to the point of no return, for some. Pastors need a place to go where they are understood in scriptural context of the life call and confident that issues discussed will be kept confidential. It is staggering the issues that pastors feel are too shameful and are fearful to deal with, believing that no could possibly understand. There are many preachers wishing that they could step out of this demanding role and find “new work” but are locked in because they do not believe that they have transferable skills.
After stepping down from ministry position in the church after serving for fourteen years then going into a corporate role and experiencing success in retrospect I can see how God has been reauthoring my life multi-dimensionally in ways that I never thought possible. My life story hinges on believing and applying a principal taken from Genesis 50:20, “Even though (the enemy) planned evil against me, God planned good to come out of it. This was to keep many people alive, as he is doing now.”
These past 21 years since my days of church ministry has been a rebuilding and restoration and teaching others how – life is a process, not an end product, where God is about bringing us to full healing as He authors and finishes our life-story. Hebrews 12:2, speaks to the fact that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. With this premise, life can take on new meaning as we “consider Jesus” who demonstrated to us, “a way, the way” to overcome the enemy of our souls. This is the process of salvation — working out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Phil 2:12). Interwoven throughout the scripture are keys to life and “few be that find them.” If candidates who are seeking a new role in life can tap into their inner resources without fear of facing themselves the possibility exists to transform yourself in the midst of adversity.
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