Make the Case for Your Next Promotion

By Harvard Business Review

Posted  12 Views updated 8 days ago

During the pandemic, promotions have been hard to come by at many organizations. But, as some companies lift hiring and salary freezes, there’s a better chance you can make the case that you deserve a career boost. Here’s how to do that, especially when you’re still working remotely.

  1. Stay connected. New research found that employees who put in the groundwork to build solid relationships with their managers while remote were 82% more likely to get promoted than those who hadn’t stayed in touch. So be sure to stay on your boss’s radar. Make your work visible, share ideas you’re interested in, and offer to help.
  2. Contribute. Think about how you can use your skillset to make yourself the perfect person to lead a project. Are you great with analyzing tons of data? Can you spot and find trends and patterns others struggle with? Show your manager and team how you can be of assistance.
  3. Keep a record of your work. Document each project in no more than 200 words. Include your role, what you learned, and any feedback you received. You can refer to this list when updating your boss or when you’re making a case for your promotion.


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