November 27, 2016

This Is Why You Didn’t Get Promoted

Everyone aspires to climb the career ladder. To do that, you need to get promoted at work. Seeking out promotions is the logical path for any professional like yourself. It’s no easy to task to land a promotion and sometimes we don’t always get what we want. If you didn’t get promoted, you need to make a few changes to increase your chances to be promoted the next time an opportunity presents itself.

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Companies only want to promote the people who they think will drive their company to long term success. Upper management will carefully assess every potential candidate to ensure that they promote the right person for the job. Countless variables come into play and it’s up to you to show them that you’re the one who should be promoted.

You have to earn a promotion. If you didn’t get promoted, it might be because you:

  1. Underperform At Work
  2. Don’t Possess Leadership Skills
  3. Consistently Get Poor Reviews
  4. Need To Improve Your Soft Skills
  5. Need Further Training Or Professional Development
  6. Only Focus On Yourself, Not The Team
  7. Don’t Adapt To Feedback
  8. Lack Initiative
  9. Disagree With Your Boss
  10. Are Not Passionate About The Company Or The Job
  11. Have Personality Issues
  12. Don’t Learn From Your Mistakes
  13. Have No Career Goals
  14. Don’t Track Your Accomplishments
  15. Don’t Think Like A Boss
  16. Act Entitled
  17. Lack Experience
  18. Are New To The Company
  19. Fail To Deliver On Your Promises
  20. Have A Bad Attitude
  21. Need To Improve Your Work Ethic
  22. Are Not Friends With Your Boss

As you can see, it’s easy to sabotage yourself. Luckily, if any of the things in the list above apply to you, they are easy to change. The next time a promotion is up for grabs, go out of your way to let your boss know that you’re the right person for the job. Jump through all the hoops and stay positive. If you get the promotion, congratulations. If you don’t get the promotion, ask for feedback and try to make the necessary changes to put yourself in a better position the next go around.

Of course, if you’re stuck in a dead end job with no opportunity for advancement, it’s time to search and apply for your next job on the JobMonkey JobCenter.

See Also: This Is Why You Didn’t Get Hired

 

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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