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Signs You Might Be Getting Promoted

One common way to make progress in your career is by earning a promotion. Although a promotion is a sure thing only once it has been formally offered and agreed to, 

Signs You Might Be Getting Promoted

you might notice signs at work that could be a clue of future promotion. Here are 7 signs that you may be getting a promotion:

1. You are chosen for valuable projects

Consider paying attention to the kinds of work you are being assigned. If you more frequently receive high-stakes clients or projects, 

1. You are chosen for valuable projects

you might be seen as a capable and trustworthy employee. This might be a sign that you are in line for a promotion.

2. Your boss asks about your goals

Has your manager started asking you about your long-term career goals? This may be a gentle way of gauging your interest in new opportunities.

3. You’re getting more work

Has your role recently changed or demands risen? While taking on new responsibilities can increase stress, it shows your management has faith in you.

4. You’re being invested in

Perhaps someone in a position of authority invites you to new meetings or buys you coffee. Your manager advises you to attend any conferences or training opportunities that come up.

4. You’re being invested in

You don't just throw money, effort, and resources into your job development. They are signs that the company sees you as important to its future.

5. Your department is growing

If your department is growing, there may be opportunities for you to step up. You know the company and the job already, after all. Make sure you keep your eye out for job postings so you know what your boss is looking for in a more senior role.

5. Your department is growing

If your department is growing, there may be opportunities for you to step up. You know the company and the job already, after all. Make sure you keep your eye out for job postings so you know what your boss is looking for in a more senior role.

6. You’re asked to sit in on interviews

If your manager or the HR department asks you for your input on new employees, it shows that they value your viewpoint and your familiarity with the position.

6. You’re asked to sit in on interviews

You are not recruiting your "replacement," so don't be terrified. After all, after you advance, someone will need to take over for you!

 7. Your job exceeds the job description you were hired to do

If you started as a communications manager but have taken on all of the project management for your department, a promotion may be in the cards.

 7. Your job exceeds the job description you were hired to do

If you think your company leadership isn’t clear about what you were hired to do versus what you actually do, you might need to do some educating. Grab other job descriptions and available salary information to help you make your case.

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