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As 2013 is coming close to an end, many of us have already started to consider our personal and professional goals for 2014. Some want to lose 10 pounds, others want to start their own businesses and many want to be considered for a promotion or pay raise.

Just because we are less than two months away from the New Year does not mean you are not currently being considered for a bigger and better role within your company. Think positive, put the below suggestions into play and sit back with open arms for the new roles, responsibilities and pay incentives that may come!

As noted in a recent article, here are the top five ways to get promoted before 2014.

1. Make Sure You Have A Review

Many companies have an annual review, but if yours doesn’t, ask for one. “Review your 2013 goals and responsibilities and be prepared to share specific examples of how you met (or ideally exceeded) expectations,” says Colette Ellis, founder of InStep Consulting. Then, discuss your goals for the next year — which should include responsibilities given to someone at the next level — and how you’d meet them if given the opportunity.

2. Ask Your Mentor To Put In A Good Word

Ideally, you’ve been developing a relationship with someone close to the people who make the decisions, and can call on that now. “An internal mentor who is well placed within the organization can wield his or her influence in your favor,” says Palmer.

Climbing The Ladder: Top 5 Ways To Get A Promotion Before 2014  was originally published on

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