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

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Chapter 5. Ask for the Promotion

Thus far, you've assessed your promotability, transformed yourself into a highly promotable candidate, made decision-makers aware of your abilities, and incentivized them to invest in your success. You've worked hard to position yourself for the job you want. However, as we emphasized in earlier chapters, even after all the preparation you've done, a promotion isn't going to magically materialize.

You have to ask for the promotion! Unfortunately, research has shown that women don't ask for promotions nearly as often as men. In the book, Women Don't Ask, authors Linda Babcock and Sarah Laschever report research and commentary from hundreds of women about the reasons they don't ask for what they need and deserve ...

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