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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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 ...
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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 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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What should one do when his colleagues are pushing him out [closed]

Too long ; didn't read My SO works at a cars dealership She is handicapped and can't spend all day making physical efforts Her coworkers don't answer the phone, so she has to run around Lady ...
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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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Volunteering for more responsibility: proving oneself vs being taken advantage of

Similar questions have been asked, but none seem to be exactly what I'm looking for. I'm looking to move into management or similar in the relatively near future. My current position does not ...
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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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Navigating a potential promotion while employees in key positions are quitting

A small company has a relatively high employee turnover rate. There are a handful of employees, however, that have stuck around and know the ins and outs of handling the company's business. The basic ...
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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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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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For managers, would you think less of an employee with a large and busy family? [closed]

I live in the USA, My wife and I have 4 natural-born children (13, 13, 9, 7 years old). We also are foster parents, and recently took in 2 more young children (2yrs and 6mo old baby) while their mom ...
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How to deal with jealousy after getting promoted?

I am part of a software development team in a big corporation. The team consists of the manager, several developers and one senior developer. The senior developer position recently became vacant and ...
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Am I on probation / what are my options (internal promotion) UK

I live and work in the UK I've worked for a company for 4 and a half years being promoted a couple of times in the role I was in. I moved departments on the 30th April 2018 the job offer email stated ...
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Could it harm my career to go for a promotion too early?

I have been in my current role for 10 months and this is my first job after university, I applied for a junior Developer in Test role and was offered the next step up (Developer in Test). I was ...
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As a newer employee of a growing company, is it acceptable to apply for a more senior position?

I am a newer employee (less than a year) with a growing company facing change on various organizational levels. My current position is/was a newly created position, that I am well suited for. I have ...
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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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Do I have to advance? [duplicate]

I work at a large US company that has a fairly standard advancement path for software developers. Something like junior, mid-level, senior, lead, and then the seemingly non-sequitur jump to dev ...
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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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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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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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How can I apply for my (resigned) team leader's position? [closed]

My team leader, (much respected provider of many skills and support) has just announced he is moving onto another role externally. (This is for an IT position in Devops). I'd like to (appropriately) ...
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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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Contract Amendment with Promotion Offer

I have been offered a promotion within my company but the offer letter includes some changes to my existing employment contract. The main one which concerns me is a Mobility clause that allows them ...
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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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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 ...
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Should I tell my boss I am being headhunted in the hope that my current workplace may value me more? should I stay or should I go? [closed]

The industry I work in is extremely small and hard to find replacement workers, which makes me very valuable to my boss especially because I am such a hard worker. We operate with two servicemen (...
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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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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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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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My job description never changed, though I had to be certified by the state to have this position [closed]

I've been working for 20 years for the same company. I was hired as a Certified Nursing Assistant 20 years ago. My requirements were assisting patients with their daily activities, showers and so on. ...
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Leaving a job shortly after a promotion? [duplicate]

I have been working at my company for three years, and in that time they have been great to me. I have received two promotions, one of which really helped me figure out what I want to do with myself ...
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Offered a new position within my company weeks ago, yet I have not officially received it and am expected to perform my new duties

I have been progrmaming at my company for ~8 months now, and have been in a position unfit for the work I've been performing (Team Lead, in a callcenter). I was approached by the site director and the ...
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From Design Engineer to Product Engineer, Future Prospects? [closed]

I have recently been made aware of my role change from an electronics and software engineer at a medium size company to that of their new product engineer. From the outset the change in role seems 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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Made a bad choice and now stuck in a rut?

I have been with my current company for 7 years this year and on the same salary for the last five of those despite moving up in responsibility. I decided, last year, that it was going nowhere so ...
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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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Ethical Dilemma - Boss Gift Promotion

What would you do? A team leader (she) at a distribution center gets promoted to a operations manager role by the general manager (he). The team leader asks all the associates on the distribution ...
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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 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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When my employer offers raises for retention, when should I tell them I am applying to other positions?

I currently work for a government agency. The policy here for raises is that a raise can be given when one of two conditions is met: A person moves to a new position within the organization A person ...
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Senior staff member hinted at a promotion to a new position

I work in a support role in an expanding company. While I was working, a more senior staff member I've never met before came to me and said there is likely to be a new role soon in a higher position, ...
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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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Advantages/disadvantages to a secondment [closed]

My manager is retiring soon, leaving the management of my team up in the air. Initially, I was pegged to take over his role by upper management, and was groomed to do so, increasingly taking on more ...
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I clarified with my manager in a one-on-one what my title was and it still hasn't been changed in the system, is it appropriate for me to call it out?

I have been the same title at my company for a few years now (at least 3 years). Our company has moved to a leveling system for software engineers and my title was evaluated to be at level 2. While ...
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Being asked to write a letter about why I'm fit for a promotion, expected?

I've been in my current position for the past year, and have excelled in my position. So recently my manager has brought up the topic of a promotion. I've been asked to write a letter detailing the ...
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Options regarding in-house programming position with no education

I'm in a sort of predicament at my place of employment, but first the background. Currently, I'm working as a computer specialist making about $29k a year at a local school district in the tri-state ...
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Asking for a Raise [duplicate]

I have been working for this startup company for almost two years with no pay increase. I was the 3rd employee on, we now are over 110. Since I started I have received greater responsibility and now ...