Most of the time you would want to keep your job and not just maintain your status until the day of your retirement. You would want to gain a newer working perspective and a better salary to sustain your needs. Your promotion can be supported with a good working background, seminars and workshops attended for the enhancement of your job description, and also it must be backed up with good working relationship.
Before planning for a promotion make sure that you know your employer. You must learn the goals of the company and try to asses if it is parallel to your goals. In this manner, you will eventually know if you wanted to stay longer with the company. If you do not have the same outlook with your current company try to discreetly find a new one. The best time to find a job is when you have one, and you are not too desperate to have one.
Take every chance of schooling, up-skill activities, or any chances of upgrading your skills. Wanting to learn new things and explore more on your current status means that you are intellectually capable of handling bigger positions. This will also give you that edge to be retained and promoted due to your skills and broader knowledge on your filed.
Aside from reinforcing your credentials, it is also advisable to learn your job and do it properly. The tasks may be new or different, but if you are assigned to do it, then you must do it and be efficient. If you wanted to be promoted or your salary be increased to do it. Find every possible means for you to acquire what you think you deserve.
Doing your job great can also be your key to that promotion you have been aiming for. Furthermore, be consistent with your performance. It may be a small task or a one that requires your total attention; you must do it even so with the aim to perfection. This can also be the basis for your key to be. Check the company policy for you to have proper compensation.
Lastly, always try to contribute to the solution to the problems of the company. Do not put pressure too much on your colleagues and boss. Try to be more optimistic and use your intelligence to create solutions. Have a positive response to every problem to make the environment more optimistic and conducive for critical thinking.