What do you do if you didn’t get a promotion you thought you deserved?
It can be a very emotionally charged event; before the interview as well as after the decision has been rendered.
If you want to advance within your organization, how much do you know about the position you are interviewing for and whether or not you are really ready for it.
If you didn’t get the promotion, recognize it’s not the end of your career path. But what you do next will determine if you get another opportunity down the road.
Career disappointment can produce huge amounts of emotion that often times shows up as blame, preferential treatment or other feelings wrapped in anger.
Recognizing this will go along way to balancing your view of what happened and why the decision went the way it did.
If you have been passed over, doing the following can position you as a stronger candidate at a later time:
Sometimes, the best way to tune yourself up is to get help from someone with objective prospective and maybe outside your company. Making monumental professional development improvements usually requires help from outside yourself.
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Steve Smith and Travis Smith are experienced professionals with a combined 55 years in business. They are also father and son. Together, they explore the many facets of professional development and business success.