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

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When to ask for a promotion

Timing is important when asking for a promotion. Whether you intend it to or not, the time you choose will impact how your boss perceives your request. There will probably never be a perfect time to ask for a promotion, but there are better and worse times to approach your boss. In this section we'll explore things to consider before approaching decision-makers about a promotion as well as good and bad times to make your request.

Before you ask for a promotion

As we discussed in Chapter 3, Promote Yourself, your male colleagues probably won't wait until they are perfectly qualified to ask for a promotion. In some ways that's an advantage because they ask for promotions earlier than their female counterparts. However, ...

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