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Chapter 6. How to get your next promotion

Learn more about getting promoted at work

How to get promoted at work

Here's a simple process to get promoted at work. You'll define your target job, show you're ready, then request your promotion from your manager. Read more

What is your target job?

Your first step to getting promoted is to set your target job. What specific job do you want to do next? Read more

Produce results to show you’re ready for your target job

If you focus on doing your target job, then you're much more likely to be promoted than if you just focus on your current job. Read more

Build your case for your promotion

Make a strong case when you ask for your next promotion by showing your accomplishments and accolades. Read more

Use this promotion email template to draft your request

This is your chance to make your case in writing so your manager can ciruclate it in your own words. You'll make your case better than anyone else will. Read more

Ask for a promotion in person and follow up with an email

How to ask for a promotion in your 1-on-1 and then follow up with an email that can be circulated throughout the approval process. Read more

What to do when you don't get promoted

Even if you put in the work, there's no guarantee you'll be promoted. Here's how to plan your next move after bad news. Read more

“Will I get a raise with my promotion?”

If you just want a title change, then a raise might be the icing on top. But if you want a big raise with your promotion, you may need to specifically pursue it. Read more