Thursday, July 21, 2011

Come on up

According to my old favorite LinkedIn—Jan, June, and July are the most likely times to be promoted.

This is synced to budget cycles or something.

There are types of promotions—according to Arizona State prof John P. Millikin. One is to fill a vacancy, so that may come when there is one. The other is a step up in the chain—from junior to senior, for instance. This is probably keyed to evaluation time.

To be more promotable…Go after the training you need for the job you want.

Be open—let people know you are interested.

Even ask the bosses what you need to do.

Talk up your contributions.

Oh—and make sure you are doing a good job.

You need to position yourself—and not be obnoxious about it.

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