1. You may not be a natural leader
Often, positions in the higher levels come withleadership responsibilities: you need to commandand inspire your team and think of new directions totake your team in. No matter how you good you areat your current job, you will not qualify for the nextlevel up if you are not comfortable being a leader.
2. You have not proven a higher level of skill
If you do have the leadership qualities required for the next level up, you may not have found away to prove it. You should help your boss see what you are capable of by stepping up andoffering to take up responsibilities from time to time when your boss needs help.
3. You do not speak up much
Even if you do have the leadership skills needed for a promotion and have proven yourself, it ispossible that you have done it all without calling attention to yourself. Books on managementoften joke about how success in the workplace comes to those who take the trouble to lookbusy, whether or not they accomplish anything. You need to think about playing the part aswell as looking the part.
4. You have not been consistent
In the workplace, you are only as good as the last item on your track record. If it has been acouple of weeks since your last success or if there have been a couple of recent slip-ups, yoursuccesses won't shine through.
5. You have not added to your resume recently
If the last educational entry on your resume is from a decade ago, you are not doingeverything you can to show that you are keeping up with the times. It is important to buildupon your resume on a continuing basis.
6. You have not been promoted in a while
Promotions go to those who have had promotions in the past. If you have stayed in the sameposition for a while, your boss may no longer think of you as the kind of person who getspromotions. To them, you are just a helpful, dependable person who is satisfied with them lotin life.