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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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How to list sequence of promotions within a company?

Suppose I was hired as a Junior Manager from 2010 to 2012, then was promoted to Senior Manager from 2012 to 2014. On a resume/CV is it appropriate to list my title as Senior Manager (2010-2014)? ...
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Politics and promotion after angering now-retiring senior employee [closed]

TL;DR My superiors told me I'm the best candidate for a promotion, but someone else is being officially considered with higher favor due to me offending the person who is resigning (and opening up ...
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I've been passed over for promotion. How should I respond?

I'm 32 and I've been working as the Commercial Co-ordinator at a heavy haulage and logistics company for 8 years. Being completely honest, until I was 27 I treated work as something that was just to ...
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Promotion has been dangled like a carrot on a stick, time to move out and up? [closed]

I’ve been working at my current job as a GIS analyst for 3 months shy of 5 years, before that I was a GIS manager at the state level for 3 years and I have my M.S. in my field. I am in charge of ...
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Why would I want a 'Exit Incentive' as part of a promotion?

I'm being offered a promotion, with a modest pay-rise and a change in terms, and my boss is really excited and happy to announce that as part of the promotion I get the added bonus of eligibility for ...
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How can I effectively communicate to my manager my disappointment a promotion wasn't open to all relevent staff

I have moved to a newly formed team that is in the same company. My new boss is overseas. My boss promoted a peer (who is new to the company) to a lead position without opening it up to anyone to ...
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Too much reading/studying in senior engineer job

I'm recently promoted in a Canadian engineering company to a "senior engineer", which was very exciting for me (my company just has 2 levels of engineer, "engineer", and "senior engineer"), and ...
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How would the following workplace behavior be perceived in the U.S.? [closed]

I once had a boss who promoted anyone, minority or not, whom he thought was "qualified." So far so good. But there was one period in the company's history, where there was a massive exodus of people. ...
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how do I maintain friendship and good working relationship with a co-worker now that I've been promoted to a management role?

I was hired at a company and my co-worker had been hired one year previously; she trained me when I first joined the company. We've both been working in the same group, doing the same job for the ...
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Was offered promotion to stay at company, but received another better offer, is it unprofessional to accept better offer?

I was going to leave my company about 2 months ago, but was offered a promotion to stay. After receiving this promotion I was offered another position at a third company which is even better. Is it ...
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How to advance career into an advanced management position when no opportunities exist?

I'm a software engineer but want to advance my career into management, ideally in something like a senior architect role. However, I have no idea how to do this, because the company I work for is ...
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How do future employers see recently promoted candidates applying for new jobs?

A friend of mine was recently promoted from software developer to senior software developer position. However, due to his salary increase was below his expectation, he started to think about looking ...
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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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Should I ask my boss for their job if they're leaving?

I'm the type of person who doesn't realize when something is out of bounds. My boss is stepping down into a lesser role because she just had a baby and wants to spend more time at home. I've applied ...
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What are effective methods to push back on salary for a promotion to an exempt position when you have some leverage? [duplicate]

I've been working in my current job for 7 months now, as a call center employee. My title has been "Team Lead". I've spent the majority of that time designing, deploying, and maintaining reports, ...
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Can I refuse a promotion without penalty? [duplicate]

This is my first question ever on here so bear with me if it's not 100% correct... I'm in a position at work where I may be offered a promotion in the next few weeks. If I take it my workload will ...
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New CEO right after my promotion [closed]

During September/October 2017 I got suddenly promoted to be the head of IT of a newly founded company. The previous head was the head of IT of the company were everyone was working. Because they had ...
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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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How can I persuade my management to give me a clearer roadmap for promotion?

I live in the US and I am currently a Senior Engineer at a large multinational firm, where I have been working for over 10 years. I feel that I outgrew my current position about 2 years ago, and that ...
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When should a company hire someone for a role vs promoting someone to be that role?

One of our managers/leads left the company and so the managers are discussing reopening a job in our careers for the position. Many of my coworkers have been at the company for years that I feel are ...
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Dental Front Desk: receptionist or office manager? [duplicate]

I am currently employed in a front desk position with a dental office that runs 3 schedules daily. I do all scheduling, incoming calls, process all incoming/outgoing claims, act as a liaison between ...
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Handling a denied promotion

I am asking this question in behalf of a friend. Let's call him Fred. The scenario is in a large profitable US corporation. Here is the situation: Fred has a history of several years of good ...
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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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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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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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Manager surprised with request for promotion

Quick background: I have been in my role for about 2 years now and have been receiving good ratings throughout my mid year and year-end reviews (4 out of 5). I've stood out amongst my team members by ...
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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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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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Employer has offered a promotion and training, but I am planning on leaving in 8 months - should I take? [duplicate]

I have been working at this company for almost a year now, and I have been offered a promotion and training to go with. My old job here will be cut, that is part of the reason why I have been offered ...
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Less senior people are becoming more senior than myself

I was hired as a support engineer and junior sys-admin at my company about 2.5 years ago. One of my colleagues was hired 6 months after myself (2 years experience total) and another yet has a mere 8 ...
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Trust, Career Progression and Personal relations

Last year I started an opportunity with a well known company (fortune 100) with much excitement since it was THE JOB I was looking for after my graduation from business school (I bring prior domain ...
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Is it okay to give promotion to a senior employee over a person who worked better than everybody else?

At the start of the year, I had a discussion with my manager about getting promoted and she gave me a checklist to complete. She promised that if I complete them I will get promoted for sure! Now ...
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Is an employer allowed to deny a job to someone who withholds work history?

My relative is currently a temporary employee at a community library. Having demonstrated good performance and fit over 6 months, she was recently encouraged to apply to an internal posting for a ...
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Promised a raise by my boss' predecessor's predecessor 18 months ago. How to bring it up with current boss?

A quick time-line, covering what should be all of the relevant details: 7 years ago: Was hired by original company. We'll call it Acme Corp. 18 months ago: Had been on-board for nearly 6 years at ...
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My manager asked me if I wanted to be team lead even though I am interviewing. Would it look bad to take the position and then leave?

Recently my manager approached me because our team lead is leaving and asked if I wanted to be team lead for the team. This has been a career goal of mine for some time but I also have been wanting to ...
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How to effectively communicate a promotion to colleagues

I was recently informed that I am being promoted. I'd like to know how to effectively go about communicating this to my colleagues before the promotion is made public knowledge so as to ensure that it ...
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Write Your Own Job Description For Promotion

I've been with my company for a little over 1.5 months. I was a driving factor to landing a multi million dollar contract. As a result our CEO offered me a promotion and asked me to come up with a $$ ...
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Is it okay to negotiate a promotional raise via email?

At the end of October I was offered a promotion to Senior Software Engineer from a Software Engineer II. When I was offered the position I was told that we would discuss salary next week and my raise ...
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When and how to mention the topic of promotion shortly after starting

I was offered a position in an area that interested me. It was below my career level but I was offered it with a very specific justification, which also made sense. We had a long discussion with the ...
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Company going back on a promise, forcing new location when both are available

I’ve been with this great company for a while now and have been very happy and successful. Everybody is always telling me how great my numbers look since I’m in sales and I’m bringing in a ton of ...
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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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Work environment of favoritism, limited professional growth, and possible subtle subconscious age-discrimination at play?

I've been with a small tech company just over 4 years now, and was one of the first employees with the company, creating the prototype for what ultimately became the first product. I was one of about ...
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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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Who starts when negotiating promotion salary?

I’m a junior developer. After I asked to be promoted to intermediate earlier this year, my manager has now informed me verbally that I’ll be promoted within the next two months. At this point, salary ...
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Accelerating personal development for promotion in competitive environment

I'm currently competing with two other engineers for a promotion to a much higher "rank" of engineer, which would mean a large bump in salary and benefits (i.e. 30% increase in salary, better stock ...
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How to show interest in an recently opened managerial position in my company

I just joined a company (4 months ago) I am doing pretty well, lots of positive feedbacks since then The head of our department just resigned and there's no interim/direct replacement (or it has not ...
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Should I ask my boss about a progress of promotion process?

During a recent appraisal I asked my boss about promotion. He showed me he's very satisfied with my work. I have been in a junior position long enough to be promoted; now almost 3 years and in my ...
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Resigning employee won't turn over completely / properly

What can I do if the employee I'm replacing refuses (in a discreet way) to turn over knowledge and instead gives it to my would be subordinate? I have been recently promoted earlier this year to ...
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Having a discussion with my manager about my development path [closed]

It's not performance review season, but I have a discussion coming up with my manager. Our org has grown significantly and we are hiring a lot(doubling size in a small company). My manager wanted to ...
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My role and responsibilities has changed completely. How do I approach getting a promotion, and how much should I ask for? [duplicate]

My background UK 1st class computing degree 3+ years working in software dev since graduation 1+ year Android dev (unofficially; as it's not my contractual role) Hobby android dev experience (one ...