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PayScale’s VIP Blog Roundup: How to Get Promoted

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Even if you love your employer and your work, you probably want to move forward in your career. Fortunately, you can often do that without jumping ship — provided that you can get promoted.

While some of the equation is out of your control — for instance, the financial health of the company and the existence of suitable roles for you to move into — there are a few things you can do to up your chances of getting a promotion. This week’s roundup looks at those tips, plus dumb mistakes that even smart bosses make and how to brag the right way (and get the job).

Alison Doyle at The Balance: How to Get Promoted at Work

“What can you do if you’re interested in a promotion and it doesn’t appear that you’re going to be automatically offered a new position by your manager?” Doyle writes. “There are ways to request a promotion diplomatically and to enhance your candidacy for promotion.”

Start with these tips.

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Lolly Daskal at Inc: 25 Dumb Mistakes That Very Smart Bosses Make

“As a leadership coach and business consultant, I spend a lot of time thinking about people’s mistakes,” Daskal writes. “And over the years I’ve learned that even the smartest people have errors in judgment, blind spots, and habits that get them into trouble.”

For example, even the best boss can be guilty of poor communication or doling out thoughtless assignments. Find out the other pitfalls to avoid, here.

Susan P. Joyce at Work Coach Café: Smart Bragging Wins Your Next Job

“Smart bragging is a requirement for job search success today,” Joyce writes. “Unfortunately, many of us are not comfortable bragging about our accomplishments. We have been taught that bragging is not polite or smart.”

The good news for modest job seekers is that smart bragging is just a matter of backing up your bragging with proof. In other words, as Joyce explains, it’s not enough to say you’re a “good communicator” with a “proven track record of success” — you need to be able to quantify those claims.

Find out how, in this post.

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