Whether you're just getting started in your career or have been working for awhile you'll benefit from the strategies covered in this talk. You'll learn: • Why people get promoted • How to prepare for a promotion • What to do about past performance • What to do if you're passed up for a promotion
Text of How to Prepare for a Promotion
How to Prepare for a Promotion Femgineer Forum #femgineerforum . . . Sponsored by: Crowdtap, ESPN & WeWork May 13, 2014 Poornima Vijayashanker firstname.lastname@example.org @poornima
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Agenda Why people get promoted? How do you prepare? What to do about past performance? What to do if youre passed up for a promotion? Breakout session
Recognition of excellence in effort.
Small company might not have a formal process.
Big company has process & hierarchy.
People do get promoted!
You can too!
Why do people get promoted?
Already performing the role.
Company has a new need.
They spoke up & ASKed for it.
Can you really prepare for a promotion?
Not about doing EVERYTHING!
Not about number of HOURs you work.
Take stock of YOUR accomplishments.
Delivered: on time, on budget. Made improvements: quality, process. Reduced waste: cost, defects. Led: a team, a project.
What if you want to take on a new role?
If its a new role make sure its what want.
Understand the day-to-day.
Start with this simple recipe.
Get Some Feedback Colleagues Other Departments
Use their feedback.
Do a bite-sized sale.
Be clear that you want it.
Dont muddle the message. ...
Mitigating risk == easy decision
Demonstrate through stories why you would be capable.
What if your last performance review wasnt positive?
Show progress overtime.
What if you still get passed up for a promotion?
Review Why people get promoted? How do you prepare? What to do about past performance? What to do if youre passed up for a promotion? Breakout session
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KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDA DELIVERABLE BREAK OUT SESSION Get comfortable presenting why you deserve a promotion. 30 minutes Get into groups of ~5 people. 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Practice the recipe in your group: - Take stock of your accomplishments - Talk to your colleagues - Do a bite-size sale with your boss - Be clear about what you want Short presentation