At times it seems like the corporate ladder is an endless climb to nowhere. With every new rung, you run into new roadblocks, new frustrations and new people who tell you that achieving your ultimate goal is impossible. Whether your corporate goal is the corner office or somewhere lower on the ladder, it is easy to feel stuck, especially when others are moving past you and leaving you behind.
There are a number of proven ways to move up the corporate ladders and get your career unstuck. Not all of these ideas will be applicable to everyone, and it is important to tailor your efforts to the corporate culture and norms of your particular office. But no matter what the situation, making your presence known at the office will almost always be rewarded. Simply showing up an hour before everyone else and staying an hour later than the boss could be enough to demonstrate your work ethic and get the attention of the decision makers in your office.
Volunteering for projects no one else will touch is another smart idea, although you may have to play this one by ear. That project that no one else will go near may really be a minefield. On the other hand, it may simply be hard work - hard work you can move ahead by taking on.
Getting ahead at the office is not always easy, but hard work is generally rewarded. If you are willing to work hard and get the attention fo the decision makers in your company, you may be able to get your foot unstuck from that elusive corporate ladder.