I got a promotion for the first time in my career this month.
After working really hard in a completely new role and company for the past 10 months, I was promoted to a senior account executive at MSLGROUP.
Although I was excited and it was great knowing that my company recognizes my work and value, getting a promotion also felt daunting. After the initial excitement wore off, my title changed on my e-mail signature and my bank account got a bump, the reality set in; I need to prove I can handle my new role.
It’s scary, feeling like you have to start all over, proving yourself in a new position and taking on more responsibility. I worried about this for a few days, but after working for a week after my promotion I realized I was already doing the work of the role I was promoted into all along. It was such a relief to have the pressure off, but then I had a new thought, ‘What happens now?’
The answer was simple; start learning how to do the job of the title above you and keep up the good work in your current role. This way you continue to prove your value and also show managers and colleagues your potential.
What happened after you got promoted?