Purpose: why do you want the promotion?

1 Set out a vision for your career

Have you really thought about why you want a promotion? Rather than take a job simply because it comes with a pay rise, try to step back and think strategically about what you want from your whole career. Sometimes a quick promotion – for example, when it involves moving to a smaller-sized company – might seem like a great get-promoted idea in the short term, but might there be limits placed on your future career prospects? On the other hand, in a smaller set-up, perhaps you have the opportunity to make a bigger impact and feel more fulfilled. ...

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