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How can you tell when you're being cocky vs when you really do deserve a promotion? I'm feeling like I can produce much better work than my AS (next level up) peers, but I'm never given the chance.

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Never ask for a promotion? What's wrong with asking for one if you feel like you deserve it. I worked at several places where if you never ask you'll never get.

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GAD is half right. I think asking for a promotion is ok. But why don’t you ask and say you want the responsibility to prove it. If you kick ass in three months revisit the promotion.

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Always ask! Or ask for a clear action plan towards one.

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I don’t want to hijack, buttt what if you were hired and they realized they hired you at a lower level and they admitted I deserve to be senior and 6 months later, they haven’t promoted me to the senior position? Do I just wait or bring it up?

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Nothing wrong with asking but it's all in the way you ask. "What do I need to do to get to the next level?". A good manager will tell you and help you get there.

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Show it. Do the work. Never ask for a promotion, prove it.

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Kick ass then at your formal review have the conversation.

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You’re not going to get promoted on the feeling that you can produce work but that you’ve never actually produced. Ask for the opportunity to do the work so you can prove you’re progressing on the track for a promotion. If in doubt, ask your account director the path for you moving to the next level and then start executing on it

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Never ever wait to be given a promotion. If yo feel you’ve earned it then make a case and push for one.

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