Thursday, June 12, 2014

6 Secrets of Women Who Get Promoted (slideshow)

Are you capable of more than the job you are doing today? Here are 6 things you need to know about how to get a promotion. 

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Jo Miller said...

Have questions about the slideshow? Post them here and I'll reply!

Anonymous said...

If you are turned down for a promotion, because there is no role available at that level (e.g. if you work for a small company or one with little staff turnover) then how should you react when told the news? What can you do to change their minds, especially if the decision has come from higher up the chain? Aside from moving jobs.

Jo Miller said...

Hi there, I really encourage you to keep a positive attitude and be gracious about it. Many of the leaders I have spoken to did not get a promotion the first time they asked. You can't afford to show your frustration as people may be watching you with the next opportunity in mind. How you react to that frustration tells people a lot about what type of leader you'll become.

Also... if you want to advance but your company is small (and not experiencing the type of rapid growth that can open up more career opportunities) and there are limited opportunities you really owe it to your to explore options that allow for a better career path.

There will be far more opportunities for you to grow in companies and industries that are growing and thriving.

Anonymous said...

I work for a company that sets arbitrary limits for the time required in a position before a job change can be made (3 years, to develop deep expertise, there are good reasons), however I am functioning well above my salary grade in my role. The logical solution is to promote me in place, and our division has goals around personell promotion. However, we just reorganized and the new division manager has halted all promotions. I am not capable of doing less than my best at my job, but my skills are being taken advantage of. My supervisor and manager are supportive of my promotion. This situation is driving me to leave the organization. Is there anything I can do?