Sometimes, the best strategy for advancing is to move sideways into other areas or change employers. Regardless of whether looking to advance in FOH or BOH positions, some general strategies prove universally successful.
Work Smart and Get Noticed
Obviously, doing a good job is important for employees who want promotions, but many people think that this is all they need to do. Smart workers get noticed by managers and owners by volunteering for overtime, cross-training and special projects.
- Let managers know when interested in pursuing job promotions.
- Volunteer to take on additional responsibilities or projects.
- Cover for sick workers by working on scheduled-off days.
- Contribute ideas to save money, improve service, streamline work or improve food quality.