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Have You Really Earned a Promotion?

By: Mariah Rogers
Aug 18, 2020 • 2 min read

Have You Really Earned a Promotion?

Before stepping into your manager’s office in hopes of asking for a salary raise – consider if you have really put in the work in order to receive this bonus. Here are a few points to consider prior to asking for a promotion.

#1 Time Spent

How much time have you spent at your current company? How many years have you spent in the same position you work for today? This can be a big factor in whether or not you get awarded a promotion. The more time you have spent with the company, the more familiar you are with the specific policies, expectations, and values of the establishment.

#2 Extra Effort

Have you been putting in extra effort recently? What have you done to set yourself apart from other employees by going above and beyond? Ask yourself if you have been going the extra mile for your team.

#3 Success

Are you achieving success at work? This can be a great indicator of whether or not you are in the position to ask for a promotion. If you have been consistently achieving your goals and meeting deadlines, this shows that you are a high achieving employee who is of great value to the company.

#4 Team-Player

Collaboration is key. If you are able to work with others and perform well on a team, this makes you a very valuable asset to the company.

#5 Reliable

Showing up to work on time, completing tasks by the deadline, arriving prepared for meetings, and many more attributes make you a reliable member of the company. Employers seek reliable employees who they can count on and trust.

Here are just a few indicators that you have earned a promotion, now go set up a meeting with your boss to discuss more!

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