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

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How to ask for a promotion

One of the most unfair differences between the way men and women are perceived in the professional world has to do with promotion requests. Men are allowed to boldly announce their expectation of being promoted based on their performance and credentials. While this approach doesn't always result in a man receiving the desired promotion, decision-makers don't look unfavorably upon a man for requesting a promotion in this way. Women, on the other hand, are generally penalized when they use the same approach.

To avoid being perceived as pushy or selfish, it's important for women to present their promotion request in relation to the common good of the entire organization. Also, while a man can sometimes get away with saying ...

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