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

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Chapter 3. Promote Yourself

In a perfect world, doing everything in your power to make yourself promotable would automatically result in the desired promotion. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Even more unfortunate, women, far more than men, tend to believe that just quietly doing good work will be enough to eventually lead to a promotion.

When the China Market Research Group conducted hundreds of interviews with American, European, and Chinese women, most said they thought that working hard and demonstrating value to the company would get them promoted. "But the reality is that promotions rarely happen just because you're there and you're good," said the research group's founder and managing director Shaun Rein in a Forbes article entitled ...

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