Establish if indeed a promotion is a possibility – not all companies are big enough to allow for career progress – and you may already be at the top of the ladder.
In such a case it may be best to begin searching for a bigger and better company where you’ll be able to make some form of progress.
“The worst days of those who enjoy what they do, are better than the best days of those who don’t.”– E. James Rohn
Always target high-growth companies that are the leaders in their industry because it is these companies that have the best positions available, most advanced technology, are world-renowned and have the best products and services – and you defiantly want to be a part of it all. Not only will working for a industry-leading company supercharge your resume and boost your earning but it will give you the kind of experience that can take you places. If you’re currently working a dead end job and have no possibility for future progression than maybe it’s time to move on. In addition if you're heart is not in your work you’ll have a hard time staying employed never mind getting promoted.
This is why you should always be mindful of the job and industry that you choose but, if you’ve found yourself in a bit of tough position, find a way to work yourself out of it and into a position that is encompasses your true passions.