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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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I had the best performance review on the team, but another colleague was promoted [closed]

I am a web developer in a large financial institution (~1,5k employees). Our team is composed of 3 developers and 1 supervisor. I have worked really hard in the last 3 years, including unpaid ...
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Best way to handle an internal job I am interested in?

So I've been recommended by someone very senior to my head of dept to move to another team (I work in IT), and it is an offer that interests me and is generally right for me. I am going to discuss ...
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Internal application to a senior role blocked by HR

I have applied to a Senior position within my company. Unfortunately, I have been told that the HR department has stopped my application as it would be considered as a promotion. When I tried to ...
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Original job description does not match current job duties [duplicate]

About three months ago I started as a data analyst at a pretty established company that has been growing really well year to year. I have 3 years of experience in both software engineering and data ...
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Changing the role from Technical lead to Project manager [closed]

I'm currently in the role of Tech lead for a small company. I lead a team of 3 to 4 people. Most of my responsibilities include, task assignment, tracking and reporting, technical discussions etc. Now ...
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When to push for a promotion to be made 'official'?

Is there a best time to ask about an official title change/raise following taking over someone else's role (After their resignation)? I'm currently in the process of taking over tasks that a previous ...
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I've discovered my employer is hiring for the (senior) position I want. How do I proceed?

Let's say my position in my company is Position X. I have been declaring my intention to be promoted to Sr. Position X and actively working towards it for about a year now. The feedback I have ...
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How do I talk to my boss about transferring to another office/promotion?

I have been working in my current role for over 2 years now. I had started off as an office assistant and was promoted to manager within a year. My boss keeps saying how happy he is with my work, and ...
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How to start managing without the title? [duplicate]

Like many companies, my company has a culture of promoting those who are already doing the job they would be promoted to. As someone who is a lead analyst in a technical position looking to get ...
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How to handle a senior developer taking credit for my work?

I recently finished around year and half at my first position as a software developer out of college. When I started, I was assigned a co-worker who would act a mentor as I learned to code in the ...
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Co-workers don't know about my previous experience

I'm a software engineer working in the games industry. I recently started a conversation with my manager about moving to senior. He mentioned that I probably don't yet have enough experience to be ...
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Let manager know I don't fault him for recruiter's mistakes and am sorry about being rude [closed]

My manager recently 'strongly suggested' I apply for a job opening in our team that was a pay grade and title higher, from senior mid level developer to Jr level senior developer. As my manager said, ...
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How can I communicate my preference to stay where I am now in my career path, and not move “up” engineering levels? [duplicate]

This is a variant of How can I communicate my preference to stay where I am now in my career path, and not move "up"?, with a key difference: the original question is about not wanting to ...
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How to appropriately use irreplaceability in a raise or promotion negotiation [closed]

I am the only in-house translator for the media company I am working for and they need me BADLY. If I leave, with all the experience I have, it would take a lot of time to train someone else, with the ...
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Asking for a promotion after 1.5 years [duplicate]

I started my Job about a year ago and in the space of one year, I have demonstrated my abilities in the organisation, I have also completed a designation. all my colleagues and leadership team are ...
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More responsibility but no additional pay / promotion [duplicate]

About a year ago, I started asking for more responsibility with the caveat that I wanted to be promoted within my department. I was verbally promised more pay and I have already started managing ...
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How does one get promoted when upper slots are filled by your manager's friends? [closed]

I am interested in making the jump to a more senior role, e.g. Director, from a senior technical role. However, I can see two paths for promotion: 1) you look after your manager, and once she gets ...
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Stay in a job you don't like because it offers career advancement and good pay? How to decide? [closed]

How should one decide whether to stay in a job that offers career advancement and good salary, but that otherwise is a bad environment and where the company doesn't seem poised to succeed long term? ...
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Is it unprofessional to ask about details and progress on an internal procedure?

My company, like many others, works with salary grids based on levels. There are 5 levels, from 1 to 5 with overlapping salary brackets. I joined the company at level 3. Ever since I joined, I ...
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Is it polite to tell team members/leaders I've applied for a higher position within the team?

For some background, my team lost a member earlier this year, and so was folded into an existing team that does the same thing. My old team leader is still officially my boss and the other team still ...
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Coworker “promoted” to manager but not officially through HR [closed]

A coworker was given a title of Team Manager and I and my fellow employees are expected to report to this person instead of going to our official boss. However...it is an unofficial title (for now). ...
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First one-to-one with new boss: should I present my CV?

Our new Head of Department started two weeks ago. He is organising one-to-one meetings with everyone to get to know us and figure out how the department currently operates. So far so good. I have my ...
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How can I show that I'd be a good manager when not currently in a management position?

I'm 35, have been in my company for five years, and am the most senior I can be without line managing anyone. I want to step up into management but seem to be having a hard time doing so. In large ...
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Previously supported coworker promotion, now don't want to

I am a software engineer and our company hands out promotions around performance review time. Previously I endorsed a coworker without having worked closely with them, having only a familiarity with ...
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How do people become tech leads? [closed]

A Google search for "how to become a tech lead" reveals titles like: Four Things I Wish I Knew When I Became a Tech Lead 5 Tips for Being an Effective Tech Lead How to be a good ...
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Proposed a promotion - facing a fierce reaction from a peer colleague

I am the head of a technical department in a small company. I have been offered the position of the Development Director (our boss is due to be retired, and the new director should lead it through ...
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Software Engineer & Product Management Role [closed]

What would be a reasonable job title for someone who spends 70% of their time software engineering and the other 30% doing product management?
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What is my manager afraid of? [closed]

Recently I had a conversation with my supervisor, where I asked about my development. My initial performance when I came to the department a few years ago was not as high as we both would have hoped ...
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Salary negotiations when going from intern, to part time student work, to full time

Heyo, Currently I'm working as a software developer intern. The salary is alright, and I'm working 40 hours a week. I'm going to be offered a full time role. However, I've still got a year of ...
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Telling my employer that I will get disappointed if I don't get a promotion [duplicate]

I work at a big company, in a field which is in a high demand nowadays. However, this is my 2nd year working at this company and this is my first job in this field. Our company has a very structured ...
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Manager is hesitant to promote me because of possibility of resistance byfrom rest of team

Working in a small dev team we are having difficult time agreeing on technical decisions. Not always but sometimes my colleagues makes prejudiced comments about my work. These comments are so obvious ...
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Manager wants to hire an employee he's sleeping with, against the advice of his team leaders

Note: Although this is written in the first person, I am relaying it from a person who wants to remain anonymous. I can ask for clarification if needed but no identifying details will be provided. ...
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How not to get sucked into a game of 3 managers? [closed]

I got into a tricky situation at the office. First, let me explain the people's chain: Me -> Manager A (my direct almost-ex-boss) -> Manager B (my manager's manager) -> Manager C (boss of the other ...
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Should I approach my manager about questions regarding promotion and raise process? [duplicate]

About 2 weeks ago I met with my manager concerning some feedback I was given on a performance review. I have now been with this company 1 year on the nose. I was informed that I was promoted in title ...
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Applied for supervisor position all year at job but no offer

In my job there are postings for supervisor positions available. I always ask H.R. and management who is hiring so that I may get in touch with them, but they never seem to "know". So the process isn'...
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How to win a promotion my mentor is interested in?

I am joining a new company as senior software developer. The team consists of another 4 developers, 1 of whom is a senior developer, say his name is X. The senior developer will be my mentor and coach....
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My boss offers me a promotion while I'm interviewing for another job [closed]

I am currently interviewing for a company and waiting for an offer. Should I get the job, I plan to resign immediately from my current job given the required notice period. The problem is that my ...
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Forgotten Promotion

My boss told me I was getting a promotion at the start of this last pay period. My paycheck did not reflect this. When I reached out to him he said he "forgot" to promote me. He says I will be ...
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How to address feeling deceived by my manager

A department consists of the 10 team members, split in half and managed by two supervisors and one department manager. Employee A and B are in the same department managed by different supervisors. ...
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Requesting a Promotion after a Performance Review [duplicate]

I work as an engineer - two years as an intern and one year full-time as an Engineer level 1. Several months after graduating and getting hired full-time, I had a performance review due to decreased ...
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Put under a lot of development pressure in a non-developer position, how do I ask for a merit increase?

Good to note: This company has very low average wages, and is in the U.S. TL:DR: New project that I'm being put under a lot of pressure to do. I'm asked to perform full-stack developer duties as a ...
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Approaching the easily accesible promotion

I had a question about me being silent and my colleague being dominant (good manager). Now i am confronted with new situation. I have been nominated for long term onsite project starting in 6 months ...
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How should we deal with an employer who delays salary hike for all employees for no reason [closed]

One of the employers in my knowledge who was listed twice in a row in Top 50 Great Places to work in India had delayed salary hike for entire batch of fresh recruits after their completion 1 year of ...
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How to efficiently promote my work

Sometimes one needs to present what she is/has been working on for various reasons ranging from stand ups to performance discussions. In certain cases (eg performance discussions) I guess one must be ...
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How can i get a definitive answer from my manager for my perm contract?

I've been working for my current company since April last year. I currently work in an administrative role. I am a contractor with an ongoing contract. After 2 months of me working here, my manager ...
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Stuck on the phone [duplicate]

I work in a call center for almost 2 years now. In the 2 years I've seen a number of people who started after me promoted to positions over me. I too applied to any open position available. I've heard ...
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Stay or Leave. Promotion Offered to Stay [closed]

I'm a senior developer at a fairly large company. I've been in the industry 10 years, all with the same company. I've had two positions both lasting ~5 years. The last couple of large projects have ...
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I have an absolute advantage in my deparment, Should I apply for a senior engineer, even if I have not been in the company for many years? [closed]

Here is my situation, I have been working in my company for over a year now, when I joined the team, I quickly learned that I had an absolute advantage in the UNIX environment and that I was more ...
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Negotiating A Software Projects Terms [closed]

Thank you for reading. I am a fairly new employee who has been with a large insurance company for 3 months. I have aspirations of becoming an actuary and have cultivated many skills related to that ...
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Boss asks us to suggest new job titles for ourselves (IT Dept)

So I work at a ~300 person company with about 5 people in the IT department. I was hired in as Database Administrator and mainly do development work (only programmer). Most of our job titles don't ...