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Questions tagged [promotion]

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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showing promotions on CV when job titles change [duplicate]

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 no ...
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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 ...
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Job posted at a higher pay grade level, but I'm not being offered that grade [closed]

I applied and successfully interviewed for a position in a different department in my company. The job was posted on our HR site as a grade 20. I am currently two grades below that, but have been ...
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Is it unseemly to ask superiors about my upward mobility potential?

Recently my company (who I've been with for just under a year) was acquired by another group. Later this month my new superiors are visiting my branch to meet everyone and have one-on-one meetings. ...
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I am the best choice for the job but I don't want it [closed]

I am a software developer. That's what I want to do and that is what I did for the last eight years in my current company. I love to write software and when I am not at work I do my own projects at ...
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How to get promoted from Junior Software Engineer role? [closed]

I've been a software engineer for a little more than 3 years, and am currently in a Junior role at a 100 employee software company. On graduating, I completed a grad scheme at a software giant, then ...
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How can I use my leverage at my current employer to help create an environment with less, direct hands on management of my work? [closed]

I've been in my current position for 6 months (out of a 12 month contract) at a higher education establishment. The management have given me lots of praise during this time about how my apps have ...
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Is job-hopping bad for a developer's career? [duplicate]

I've decided to leave my current job and I've made my intentions clear. My boss tells me leaving now will make me unhirable because I will appear to be a job hopper on my CV. Is this job hopping and ...
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How can I convince my boss I am the right person to lead a future team?

I am currently a sole contributor working on a team within an enterprise software company. I have been here approximately a year. I foresee a new team being created in a brand new market/category ...
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How do I ask for a bonus?

I was promoted to office manager three months ago and a raise did not come with the promotion. I am guessing it was because I had received a raise about a month and a half before I got promoted. I ...
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Can you negotiate salary on a promotion?

A friend of mine recently applied for a position in a different team, this is a senior position and he was informed that he is the chosen candidate and HR will present the final offer (with the new ...
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Is it discrimination when my boss treats me differently after finding out that I'm looking for a new job? [closed]

I've been working for a company for a few years. Recently, I decided to look for a new job and found a position which requires me to wait for around 6 months to know if I am accepted or not. For some ...
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My new boss was junior to me, what do I do?

Recently I was in competition for a promotion to manager which I did not get. The promotion went to someone with less experience than I have and someone who, I believe, is less qualified than I am and ...
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How can I accept a promotion after knowing that there are too many problems with that position?

I'm a software professional working for a start up. I have worked on many different technologies and platforms at that company. I have been working for them for 1+ years and they are impressed with ...
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How can I make sure that promises for a promotion will be kept?

I work at a really sought after big security company. But I am stuck with all the corporate policies that prevents people from easily moving internally into good positions. I interviewed for a senior ...
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What can I do about my transfer to a new position being blocked?

My company has posted a position in another department. It looks like I am qualified for the position. Before applying for the position I talked to my supervisor and was encouraged to apply. In a ...
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Should I accept a delayed and nebulously defined promotion?

My employer is looking at creating a Media Specialist position. This theoretically would lead to a higher pay grade and hence be a promotion. However there are a couple aspects of the situation that ...
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How long should I wait to be told if I have been given the promotion?

I was wondering how long I should wait after having asked for a promotion to know an answer one way or the other. I asked to be promoted about a month ago and nothing seems to be forthcoming. Is this ...
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Displaying qualifications/certifications in my cubicle

I would like to be given more responsibility at work but do not feel managers at my work place are aware of my other skills sets. I am a programmer and believe that is all the perceive me as - however ...
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How do I professionally delay making a decision regarding a job offer

I am leaving my current job very soon and starting in a new role elsewhere which will be a small vertical move. I gave a notice period at my current job. After this period has started, the team lead ...
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The right attire for the job

I'm a young engineer (in the oil and gas industry) and thus like other engineers usually dress in an ironed shirt and pants. I have however seen that people in other departments (and especially the ...
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A manager of the same pay grade was put underneath me after he messed up. Should I treat him as a manager or an employee?

I'm doing very well in my position, The other manager at my pay grade(who was hired around the same time as me) is doing very poorly. He was basically stripped of all of his responsibilities(but not ...
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Being Interviewed by fellow candidates

I am applying for a promotion within my department. The process involves interviewing with several managers. Upon receiving my interview schedule I discovered that some of the interviewers are ...
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Lack of recognition in role and career development within role

I joined my company four years ago within a customer care role (email and phone support). The company develops a niche product and I have quite a bit of domain knowledge. Within that time, my ...
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What should be the ideals of setting up an additional career track?

I have an exciting opportunity to redesign the career tracks in my current company. Each department decides its own titles, job descriptions, salary ranges, and progression. I'm pretty excited, as I'...
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My company was recently acquired, what do I need to learn to adjust to the new culture and seek promotion?

My current company has been acquired by another company. The new parent company doesn't have any plans to change anything in our operations... but does some new things that we don't currently do. ...
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How do I maintain a good relationship with my old boss after being promoted?

I have been in some situations where I have been promoted above my current boss and ended up being his boss. What are some strategies I can use to make sure that I still have a good working ...
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How should I approach my boss about a raise/promotion?

What is the best manner to approach a supervisor and request a raise or promotion? As a web developer, it's not really easy to quantify performance standards on any type of metrics either.