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Promotion is an advancement of an employee's position in an organizational hierarchy and/or increase of salary, as a result of employee's good performance or specific accomplishment

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Do people need to be positive to be promoted?

I am a software engineer by trade. I am good at my job. I get universally good reviews. I have lead two teams (at two different companies). Both were successful - delivering our product on time, with ...
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How to consider a second interview when salary is too low? [closed]

So, I am in a weird situation. I am currently employed, however the current project I am working on is coming to an end. The current company is promising me a completely different position, however ...
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promotion during appraisal or midyear [duplicate]

I am entitled to be a Manager when I was given an interview as the position was for manager, when offer was made to me it was Deputy Manager. I had to accept as this was also a good one and shared ...
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Asking for promotion to manager

I have been working with a IT company for 3 years with the same title and salary. This year I was supposed to get a promotion but it did not happen. How can I ask my manager for the reason behind it? ...
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Whole team got promoted except me but manager says I'm performing great, what should I do? [closed]

At my workplace I've been pretty much promised a promotion for a little while now, and was expecting to get it anytime soon. By promotion I don't mean a change of role like being a manager, but simply ...
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How to prevent coworkers from seeing me differently after a promotion?

I work part-time at a restaurant. I was recently promoted from Team Member to Supervisor. The promotion means more pay, more hours, more responsibility, and access to previously restricted actions. ...
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I don’t want a promotion

About eight months ago I started working at an entry level position in a new company. I took the job even though they pay was low because there would be no overtime, the position was low stress and I ...
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What can I do to improve the chances of my being promoted? [closed]

Yeah I get the concept of hard work, go above and beyond, but that's not what this is about. I've worked in various organizations where it seems like people never quit. If people never quit how does ...
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Asking about a salary increase to go along with a title change

I've been told that I will be receiving a title change in a few months which entails a lot more responsibility. The promotion is technically a management level position, while I'm currently not a ...
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Will a restructuring that “downgraded” my role look bad on CV - and how to make it look better? [closed]

So, technically speaking I was not demoted, but if I list my titles chronologically, it will appear that I was "downgraded" from manager to assistant team leader. This was due to an internal ...
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Is it professional to take a job offer with a competitor after receiving a promotion and a bonus?

I have been working at the same company for the last two years, and although I have generally enjoyed it, I feel that I need a new challenge. Since I was recently promoted and given a bonus for my ...
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Asking for promotion when manager is leaving

I want to get promoted to the next level up. The person to make that decision is leaving in a few weeks. That manager has already checked out, and is basically counting down the days to the final ...
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Promotion under informal conditions

I was proposed to be promoted under the condition that I promise to not leave my current company within a year. There is no contract, just an informal agreement. My question is whether it is ...
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How to request an acting supervisor position

I just learned that one of our managers is going to be leaving our organization (I work for a large, US, Federal Agency in California). I am currently not a supervisor, nor on the former manager's ...
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Told that I qualify for a promotion, but have to wait until January for promotion schedule [closed]

I had a meeting with my supervisor that I am on a "list" for January promotions. I meet all the qualifications, and do my work as if I already have this title. Other people I work with are sometimes ...
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Is a promotion with only a small cost of living raise a bad sign? [closed]

I work for a fortune 500 company in the Healthcare IT industry. I've been working at my job for a year and a half. I got a promotion on my first annual cycle, and with that came a 3% raise. A 3% ...
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Added responsibilities and work, but no promotion

I have been working for close to 4 years in my current position, and little by little my responsibilities and workload have increased, and still do. Unfortunately I have been denied promotion three ...
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My current task exceeds what is expected from an engineer in my position - what can I reasonably demand from management and when?

Six months ago I become responsible for an important engineering task within my company, since the person previously occupying that position was forced to leave (ahem). So far I have done a good job ...
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What ares of business should one gain experience in to have more chances for advancement into CEO roles? [closed]

(I don't know why but for some reason my other question was "downvoted". I guess I need to re-phrase it for it to be more on-topic... please help me do so if it isn't!) As you can guess from my ...
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How to write a “thank you for the interview” after a tough interview to convince them to hire you?

I had a big internal interview for promotion yesterday (yes, the one I previously asked a question about.) It did not go as well as I hoped. Instead of the one person interviewing me, there were four ...
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How to prepare for an interview for promotion when a close colleague has also applied?

Next week, I am being interviewed to become a manager with my current employer. It will be my first management role after 13 years of experience as a customer service advisor. I accepted the ...
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changing job after 1 month of promotion [duplicate]

I have been working in X department for the past 3 years and have been promoted to Manager in Y department last month, through an internal job posting. However, I have just received a very ...
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How to communicate disagreement or concern about management's decision to promote someone?

I have heard and read that promotions, especially after the first level of management, are not based on merit, performance or expertise, but rather on being aligned with senior management, being more ...
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What are the pros & cons of changing companies to keep one’s upward career growth?

If you notice a trend where others (including new hires) are directly placed or promoted above your position—for whatever reason—is the option of leaving the company the only way to find a higher role ...
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“Promoted” to Fail - What Should I Do?

I worked for three years as a business unit's marketing manager, gaining a great reputation, solid annual reviews, becoming a certified high-potential, and carrying a promising career development plan ...
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How to improve one's chances for career advancement within a family business? [closed]

I work at a large family-owned business which has deep historical roots and traditions. I enjoy the work and the environment, but there is a very common (and I guess obvious) issue in here: Somehow, ...
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Implications of refusing a 'software engineer' role working for people who were forced to hire me?

I work for a software company. I started as an "analyst", on my spare time developed tools and applications that were then used by my coworkers, then within the company, and then I got promoted to my ...
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Can HR manipulate (downgrade) appraisal ratings and deny raises and promotions based on it? [closed]

I have been working with this company for the last 3+ years. I never got a raise or promotion, whereas everyone in my group (5+ people) regularly got promotions and raises. When I found out about ...
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How can I explain in an interview that I quit due to being passed over for a promotion? [closed]

I am a top-performing manager, no negative feedback (not even when I ask for them) from my superiors, yet someone else is going to be the new vice-functional/departmental head following an ...
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How to react when I am demoted for reasons not related to my performance?

I am a manager with an "above the average" track record and have never heard a complaint in my reviews and 1:1s. I was given a best employee of the company award just last month (global company) and ...
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How to deal with small projects and leadership

I was recently given the opportunity at work to lead a small project. My manager told me that I was allowed (and was encouraged to) ask other people around the office for help. Initially, I felt ...
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What could it mean if I am asked to hand over most of my responsibilities and become a “free resource” at my company?

I have been the top performer in my team for three years and was promoted to manager. I have struggled a bit in terms of establishing authority for my new role and this has sometimes made my ...
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How do I ask for a higher compensation when the work I'm doing is meant for higher ranks?

In the company I'm currently employed, there's a 5-degree career plan, with very distinct functions. Step 2 (Programmer) is supposed to do the programming per se. Analysts and higher (Steps 3, 4 and ...
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What arrangements have helped people with chronic illnesses to successfully grow in their company?

Have you or anyone you know about managed to grow in their career (good performance, promotion, reaching senior management, etc) despite having a chronic illness - and if yes, what kind of ...
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Is it bad to allow my team to develop more knowledge and skills than I?

Can there be any kind of negative implications if I am the manager (formerly the employee with most experience on the product, but also the most senior in the company within the team), but over time I ...
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How can I keep a good image within the company when handling internal complaints?

My role has evolved to include some sort of "spokesperson"'s responsibilities for my technical department. For any queries, complaints, requests, etc. from other parts of the company, people have to ...
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Could I use LinkedIn to improve visibility WITHIN my company? [closed]

I have a profile which I have not updated since early in my current job out of concerns that it might signal lack of loyalty. One of my greatest assets my superiors have lauded as a reason to promote ...
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How to know whether reassignment to different team/project means criticism of my current performance?

I work at my company since three years and have been promoted to manager of the team I started in. I have brought a lot of innovation and efficiency to the team and always received top performance ...
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Should senior employees/managers work during their time off?

Note I work in a high growth industry where workload is unpredictable - on one week we could have a sudden surge in clients, and the week thereafter there's an unexpected calm. If I had scheduled ...
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showing promotions on CV when job titles change

I'm trying to figure out how to list several promotions within a company on my resume. I've found these similar questions: Implications of showing promotions on CV? Hiding promotions on CV because ...
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Asking for a promised promotion

When I was hired, my manager and HR felt that I had potential for band X+1 but put me in X with an assurance that I will be promoted to X+1 if I was able to demonstrate that I could handle technically ...
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Is it counter productive to hire externally for senior skilled roles?

Firstly, I was unsure as to how to ask this question in a QA format & in a generic way, but I'm trying. I am a Software Developer (but I'm guessing this will apply to other skilled positions) and ...
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How can I turn down a promotion gracefully?

I am about to be offered a very large promotion, but it would require me to relocate which I don't want to do. I will hear out the offer, but am almost sure I will end up turning it down. When doing ...
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How to title my last programming position?

My previous job title was 'Senior development engineer'. I was basically a sole developer in a midsized manufacturing firm and the go to guy for programming / supporting any software project ...
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Are there disadvantages of having a higher designation at low salary?

I have a situation at hand. I have a option to get a higher Designation (Senior Software Engineer) but the remuneration being provided is less then whats average in the market for a SSE. My question ...
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How to respond to “Why do you deserve a promotion”?

Our company has a new IT manager and it is suddenly the time for promotions. He is still new to the company and he doesn't have much knowledge about the employees. My project manager spoke about my ...
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How to renege on a so called “promotion”?

I was hired 8 years ago to be the meetings manager for a small, professional association. We are a small staff and often have to do tasks that don't necessarily fall in our job description. Over time, ...
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How do I convince my co-workers to position me as CEO? [closed]

Me and a bunch of college graduates are in the beginning process of making a video game development startup. I was curious as to any arguments to use to position a person as CEO. Our team agrees that ...
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Hiding promotions on CV because no real change in responsibilities

My question is similar to another question here. The similarity is in that I had multiple titles within the company, and that I am unsure whether to show the promotions or hide them on my CV, and how ...
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How to send CV not to apply for a job, but just to keep options open? [closed]

A buddy from my fitness group is a top exec at a huge, world-famous company, and a few days ago he said they might need someone with my profile - junior/middle management level - and to send my most ...