How To Ask For A Promotion
Ready to pop the big question? No, not that question. The one where you ask your manager for a promotion! here are the steps to do it in a professional, but effective way...
Prepare ahead of time
- Construct a game plan with strong talking points. You need to have specific reasons as to why you deserve a promotion over everybody else.
- Note: If you work in a grocery store, consider how many extra shifts you've picked up, if you've won any employee-recognition awards or if you have more than one role (cashier, stocker, etc.). You'll have a much
stronger case if you go into the meeting with a game plan.
Wait for the right time
- Wait until your company's mid-year or year-end review process. Your manager will be more apt. to discuss a promotion with you then.
- Note: If you hold biweekly or monthly meetings with your grocery store manager, you could raise about a promotion during that time as well.
Request the meeting
- When you're ready, email your manager or his/her secretary to set up a meeting. Make sure you let them know beforehand what the meeting will be about.
- Note: If you work in a grocery store, try to schedule the meeting around your shift so you don't fall behind at work. If you can't, see if someone can cover your shift for a short period of time.
- State your case during the meeting with confidence. If you don't believe in yourself, why should your manager?
- In most cases, you won't get an answer right away. Give your manager some time to think about your request and follow up a week later.
Pounds To Pocket.