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The Professional Woman's Guide to Getting Promoted by Andrew H. Hug, Lauren M. Hug

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Are you qualified?

There is one more major obstacle to getting promoted that we haven't discussed: not meeting the criteria. No matter how much you impress your boss, take initiative, lead others, look and act the part, and persuasively ask for a promotion, it won't ever be enough to override company policy regarding the credentials, skills, and experience required for a position. If you don't meet each and every non-negotiable requirement, you won't get promoted. It's harsh, but it's that simple.

Tina works for a large financial services company. She has always been an ideal employee, fulfilling all her duties quickly and accurately, taking on additional projects, training and mentoring new team members, and receiving glowing performance reviews ...

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