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

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Take stock

Getting a "no" in response to your promotion request isn't a sign of failure. Nor is it the end of your career. Equipped with some answers and explanations about why you didn't receive the promotion you requested, it's time to:

  • Congratulate yourself for taking a professional leap
  • Learn whatever you can from the process
  • Reassess your path to promotion
  • Reevaluate your future with your current organization
  • Consider other opportunities for professional growth

This section will help you take stock of everything you've accomplished up to this point and assess how you want to move forward in the future.

Reward yourself

When faced with an unexpected or undesirable answer to your promotion request, it may be tempting to blame yourself, replay the promotion ...

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