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How to Get a Job Promotion

Tips and Advice for Geting a Promotion at Work

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How can you get a job promotion? One of the key factors in getting a promotion is to be a stellar employee who is highly respected at the company. In addition, it's important to be aware of company policy regarding job promotions and to plan accordingly. Here are tips and advice on how to get a job promotion.

How to Get a Job Promotion

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Your skills and experience, your reputation, and your work ethic are all factors that will help you secure a promotion that will get you moving up the career ladder. Here are tips and advice on how to get a job promotion.

How to Request a Job Promotion

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What can you do if you're interested in a promotion and it doesn't appear that you're going to be automatically offered a new position by your manager? There are ways to request a promotion diplomatically and to enhance your candidacy for promotion. Here's how to request a promotion.

Polish Up Your Resume

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Take the time to update your resume and to write a targeted cover letter for the job you are interested in. Follow the application process, if there is a formal procedure for applying for internal job postings.

Write a Job Promotion Cover Letter

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When you're being considered for a job promotion, you may need to write a cover letter to officially apply for the new position. Here's how to write a job promotion cover letter.

How to Ace a Job Promotion Interview

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When an employee is being considered for a promotion or applies for a new job within the company, they may be required to interview for the position. Here are tips for acing a job promotion interview, so you can be prepared for an opportunity to move up the career ladder.

Review Job Promotion Interview Questions

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When you're interviewing for a job promotion, many of the interview questions you will be asked are standard interview questions. In addition, you'll be expected to answer specific questions related to the company, your role within the company, and the job you are applying for.

Get a Recommendation

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Ask your supervisor and other managers you've worked with for a letter of recommendation. References, especially from high level staff, carry a lot of weight. Here's a sample letter of recommendation for a promotion to review.

Send a Thank You Note

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Writing a thank you letter after a job interview is a must - even if you already work for the company. In fact, some employers think less of those interviewees who fail to follow-up promptly. Here's information on writing thank you letters plus thank you letter samples.

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