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

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Promotable qualities

Thus far, we've explored reasons people get passed over for promotion and identified the ones that apply to your situation. We've also discussed the importance of evaluating your qualifications in light of the job description for the position you want. Now, let's take a look at promotable qualities generally—the kind of qualities that make bosses take notice, help them identify ideal candidates for promotion, and assist them in looking beyond the basic qualifications to find the right fit for a position.

These qualities are harder to define and certainly harder to quantify than the qualifications listed in a standard job description. Preferred qualities vary from boss to boss, but we've interviewed dozens of managers tasked ...

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