In the past few chapters, you've worked hard to prepare yourself for a promotion. You've also started making others aware of your abilities, qualifications, and accomplishments. But it's tough to get a promotion based entirely on your own effort. You need mentors, champions, and decision-makers in your corner. You need people with influence to look out for your professional interests.
Promotions often depend on a variety of decision-makers with differing values, needs, interests, and ways of communicating. This chapter will help you to: