Asking for a promotion can be one of the toughest things to do. But many times, itâ€™s warranted and necessary â€” youâ€™ve met every deadline, youâ€™ve tackled every issue and you made the company money.
But what happens when you work up the courage to ask for the promotion you deserve and you get rejected? According to Monster.com, there are a few important steps to take when you find yourself in this position.
Keep your emotions in check. Your initial response will be anger or depression. The best thing to do is take a deep breath and do something else for awhile â€” whether thatâ€™s a long walk, a pedicure or a yoga class, take a mental break for a bit.
â€śAsk what, not why.â€ť If you ask why you didnâ€™t get the promotion, your supervisor might get defensive. Instead, ask what you can do to be promoted in the future. Take good notes and get as many specifics as possible.
Be visible and proactive. If people know what youâ€™re accomplishing, theyâ€™re more apt to promote you. If youâ€™ve been a low-key work horse up until this point, itâ€™s time to step up and take the lead on an important project and update your supervisor on your progress and milestones.
For more tips on what to do when youâ€™ve been passed over for a promotion, check out the rest of the article here.
This post is brought to you by Dale Carnegie Training Benelux, providers ofÂ professional development and management development courses and information in the Netherlands. Please connect with us onÂ Facebook.