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When is the right time to ask for a title bump? Been with the agency 7 months, but in the last month have taken on the expectations of a SPM. Fine with the workload, but want the title to match.

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Ask when you feel you deserve it, but realistically it’s probably not happening within 12 months of your hire date.

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One month of SR PM work doesnt necessarily earn you the title. I'd start with an open conversation with your manager to get their thoughts on your performance so you can ensure you're tracking toward that path and they know you are interested. Also, may help to acknowledge that you are aware you've only been with the company for 7 months and a promotion may not yet be possible/realistic, but to will help you understand the steps to getting there. Go get em!

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Since our work is pretty cyclical the expectation is generally that you’ll need to perform at a senior level for a full four quarters. It really all depends on what “senior” means at your agency too since that varies widely.

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I mean 12 months is still a quick turnaround for a promo... Obviously it's all situational but don't want it to be a huge blow if it doesn't happen at the 12 or even 13 month mark.

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I figured as much, but wanted to check with the bowl. Thanks!

Thank you! Totally agree and I think a chat about the path to a promo is necessary more than anything.

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