How to Ask For Promotion Correctly

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Each person, finding a job in the company, wants to receive not only material encouragement, but also moral satisfaction. The work must necessarily bring pleasure, otherwise it will not be performed properly. However, these two components can extremely rarely be met together. So, people often face a choice – whether to get the high salary or pleasure the job. Let’s presuppose that you have found a job that fully meets all your requirements, both in terms of salary level and job responsibilities. In addition, you have adapted and joined a good friendly team, where each employee will help in case of difficulties in work. However, after a while, you understand that you have reached a high level of professionalism in the performance of your duties. So, you begin to feel that you "outgrew your position", and you are ready to go on promotion and carry out other work, and you know that you will cope with this task, because you are confident in your abilities. However, the opinion of the authorities is slightly different. If your supervisor has more than 20 people in his team, he may simply not notice your enthusiasm. Perhaps the boss would like to raise you in office, but he does not have such an opportunity, because he needs to maintain a balance between the staff units. If he raises you, you will have to hire one more employee or demote another employee. In this case, you just need to take any action, otherwise you may soon get bored with your work. You will work without growth prospects, losing all chances of promotion.

First of all, of course, it's worth talking to your boss. It is not recommended to discuss these issues with people who are several steps higher than you in the administrative hierarchy.


How to apply for a raise

Before speaking with an employer, it is necessary to clearly determine whether you are ready to occupy a higher position. Perhaps you are not yet ready to take full responsibility. It is recommended that you gather as much information as possible about your current and future positions. You can also discuss this issue with your close friends and colleagues. It is possible that they will help you to make the right decision. If you are well aware of what awaits you in a new place and are determined, then the next stage should be preparation for the conversation. It is advisable to study all the information regarding the current state of affairs in the company. Also, try to find out if there are any obstacles to your career growth (the financial condition of the organization and others). In addition, you still need to prepare the questions that you ask the employer in advance, in order to understand his position on this issue. Moreover, be ready for all sorts of questions on his part. Do not forget that the manager, considering and evaluating your candidacy for a higher position, will take into account not your efforts, but your results.


It is also very important to choose the right moment. Better not to bother the boss with requests for promotion, if he is in a bad mood or loaded with work. Most likely, you will be perceived by him as an "irritant", from which he wants to get rid as quickly as possible. Such questions are also not recommended to be touched at corporate parties, as these events are not suitable for solving work issues. It is not entirely successful to discuss the issue of promoting you in the first half of the day or on the day of paying wages. In no case, do not put ultimatums: "Either you promote me, or I quit." This approach is justified only if you really are an indispensable employee for the company. Otherwise no one will keep you, and in response you will hear a severe "You are fired!". Moreover, even if you are an irreplaceable employee, this option in the future will lead to a deterioration in your relations with your superiors. In addition, in a conversation with the employer it is not recommended to talk about the beneficial offers that made competitors you. The manager may think that you are planning to leave, and this will lead to finding a suitable replacement for you. Remember: do not be afraid of refusal. Nothing terrible will happen because of this conversation, as no one will fire you. Maximum that may happen is that the head will give a promise to think or say that there are no vacant positions. Nevertheless, just imagine if the answer is positive. Believe me, you will not lose anything if you decide to lead this important conversation. If you are a really valuable employee, you always have fresh ideas and new assumptions, actively participate in the life of the company, then in the near future you will definitely get the desired promotion.

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