Monday, February 17, 2014

Trying to advance from within?

Tracy Morrissey, HR Choice, talked with a reader who wanted to apply for another job in another part of the company. Should the worker inform the boss? What if the worker did not get the other position--would it make the worker suddenly look like a loser?

Morrissey said basically is was not unusual to seek advancement within a company.

Approach it as a serious job search. Good companies usually encourage job growth.

See if the company has a policy in place first--you may have to be in your present job for an amouint of time before seeking a step up.

If you have a mentor, talk to that person.

Submit your resume, custom cover letter, and materials as you would for an outside job.

If, for some reason, you do not get the second position, see why not. Maybe there are gaps you can close.

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