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How to fast-track your promotion for a 6-figure public sector job


๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜, you’re now back at work, no kids around to worry about what they’re going to do today, and you’re still sitting at your desk unfulfilled, unmotivated and unappreciated and not promoted.

๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜.

So no more excuses waiting for kids to go back to school to do something about it.

They’re back!

As a public sector employee and if you want to land a promotion for a 6-figure public sector job, then this blog is for you.

These are my inside tips on how to fast-track your promotion in 2023.

Research Your Potential Boss

Iโ€™ll let you in on a secret. If youโ€™ve come into contact with me Iโ€™ve Googled you. Yep, I know if youโ€™re real, if you work in the public sector or just a snooper.

But itโ€™s ok. Itโ€™s called โ€œresearchโ€! So my first and biggest tip is that you need to do this too!

When it comes to fast-tracking a promotion in the public sector, research is key.

Knowing what your next potential boss is like, and what they value, and understanding their management style can give you a competitive edge when seeking a promotion.

Make sure to research their background, interests, and preferences.

Additionally, look into the past achievements of those in the same role you are seeking.

By doing this, you can tailor your resume and interview answers to the expectations of your potential boss.

Network With Other Public Sector Employees

Iโ€™ll be honest, whilst in the public sector I wasnโ€™t good at this but that is how I learned that it was super important to do.

I made that mistake that youโ€™re probably making right now too because youโ€™re either an introvert or not the โ€œsucking upโ€ type. I get it. neither was I!

But now in my business, I know itโ€™s my networking that lands my jobs and itโ€™s the same for you too. No one knows you if you donโ€™t get out there.

Notice all the internal people landing a promotion over you? Itโ€™s because they put themselves out there and network.

Networking with other public sector employees is a great way to fast-track your promotion.

Connecting with colleagues, peers, and supervisors within your field can help you develop relationships that could help you progress within the organisation.

Additionally, connecting with people in other departments and organisations can give you insight into potential job opportunities and provide you with an understanding of what skills and qualifications are needed for those jobs.

Building a strong network of contacts is an invaluable tool for advancing professionally in the public sector.

Volunteer For Projects That Interest You

In the public sector, volunteering for projects that interest you can be a great way to fast-track a promotion.

Participating in higher-level projects can demonstrate to your department heads that youโ€™re capable of taking on more responsibility and can also give you essential experience for when you do get promoted.

It can also be an opportunity to develop relationships with other professionals in your field, which can be beneficial both professionally and personally.

Take Online Courses And Training Programs

Getting another qualification or professional development isnโ€™t for you if youโ€™re not ready for the commitment of study, but getting very targeted education that will propel you into a high-level role, for example, an Australian Institute of Company Directorโ€™s course for an Executive position might be just what you need to show you really want that Director role.

Taking online courses and training programs is a great way to fast-track a promotion in the public sector if it is aligned with your career plan.

Many public sector jobs require additional qualifications or certifications to be eligible for a promotion, and taking online courses can help you quickly obtain the necessary qualifications.

Additionally, taking specialised training programs can give you the edge to stand out from other applicants particularly if the course or training is required for addressing the key selection criteria in a job description.

Develop A Professional Image

To fast-track a promotion in the public sector, it is important to develop a professional image befitting the role you are aiming for.

Presenting yourself as a reliable and confident professional is essential in any field, but especially so in the public sector as you are dealing with the public and various stakeholders which could include people from interstate and overseas.

To do this, it is important to dress appropriately for the job, brush up on public sector knowledge and skill sets, and make sure to stay up-to-date with current events.

Networking with other professionals in the sector can be beneficial for making connections and creating opportunities for development.

Creating a positive and professional image is an important step for anyone looking to earn a promotion in the public sector.


These are some simple steps that you can take to fast-track your job promotion in the public sector.

By following these tips, you will be on your way to career advancement!

If youโ€™re looking to land a promotion within the next 3 months, and youโ€™ve been trying with no luck then

Iโ€™d love to invite you to my Free Masterclass – How to land a promotion for a 6-figure public sector job (& beat the internal candidate).

Details and dates can be found by clicking the button below.ย 


Hi, Iโ€™m Athena Ali

The Founder of The Get Noticed Coach.

I help public servants and aspiring public servants

โ€“ articulate their brilliance in resumes and CVs that get hiring managers excited to see them,

โ€“ write key selection criteria that prove youโ€™re the right person for the job quickly,

โ€“ create a personal brand that sells for you so that you are headhunted for 6 figure roles effortlessly, and

โ€“ arm you with confidence-boosting strategies for your next interview so that you impress the recruiters and hiring managers and get hired in a $100K+ public service job.

Iโ€™m for people who want to make a difference in the community and work with purpose in a senior public service role.

I use my unique marketing approach to help you get clear, get confident, get visible, and advance your career with my unique 6 step framework.

With over 13 years in the public service and landing every government role I applied for and wanted I am well placed to show you how I did it and how you can do it too!

I believe in you.