How to Prepare for a Promotion

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Whether you're just getting started in your career or have been working for awhile you'll benefit from the strategies covered in this talk.

You'll learn:

• Why people get promoted
• How to prepare for a promotion
• What to do about past performance
• What to do if you're passed up for a promotion

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How to Prepare for a Promotion

  1. 1. How to Prepare for a Promotion Femgineer Forum #femgineerforum . . . Sponsored by: Crowdtap, ESPN & WeWork May 13, 2014 Poornima Vijayashanker poornima@femgineer.com @poornima
  2. 2. Background • Femgineer • Forums
  3. 3. Agenda • Why people get promoted? • How do you prepare? • What to do about past performance? • What to do if you’re passed up for a promotion? • Breakout session
  4. 4. Recognition of excellence in effort.
  5. 5. Small company might not have a formal process.
  6. 6. Big company has process & hierarchy.
  7. 7. People do get promoted!
  8. 8. You can too!
  9. 9. Why do people get promoted?
  10. 10. Already performing the role.
  11. 11. Company has a new need.
  12. 12. They spoke up & ASKed for it.
  13. 13. Can you really prepare for a promotion?
  14. 14. YES!
  15. 15. Not about doing EVERYTHING!
  16. 16. Not about number of HOURs you work.
  17. 17. Showing results.
  18. 18. Take stock of YOUR accomplishments.
  19. 19. Delivered: on time, on budget. Made improvements: quality, process. Reduced waste: cost, defects. Led: a team, a project.
  20. 20. What if you want to take on a new role?
  21. 21. If it’s a new role make sure it’s what want.
  22. 22. Understand the day-to-day.
  23. 23. Start with this simple recipe.
  24. 24. Get Some Feedback • Colleagues • Other Departments
  25. 25. Use their feedback.
  26. 26. Do a bite-sized sale.
  27. 27. Be clear that you want it.
  28. 28. Don’t muddle the message. “...”
  29. 29. RISK.
  30. 30. Mitigating risk == easy decision
  31. 31. Demonstrate through stories why you would be capable.
  32. 32. What if your last performance review wasn’t positive?
  33. 33. Show progress overtime.
  34. 34. What if you still get passed up for a promotion?
  35. 35. Environment.
  36. 36. Timing.
  37. 37. Review • Why people get promoted? • How do you prepare? • What to do about past performance? • What to do if you’re passed up for a promotion? • Breakout session
  38. 38. Want to host a forum at your company? Contact: justin@femgineer.com
  39. 39. Get our book! How to Transform Your Ideas into Software Products http://femgineer.com/transform-ideas
  40. 40. Courses Confident Communicator Lean Product Development Web Product Development Visit femgineer.com/learn Mentoring Visit femgineer.com/mentoring
  41. 41. Q&A
  42. 42. Breakout Session!
  43. 43. KEY OBJECTIVE(S) AGENDA DELIVERABLE BREAK OUT SESSION Get comfortable presenting why you deserve a promotion. 30 minutes Get into groups of ~5 people. 1. Introduce yourself to the group. 2. Practice the recipe in your group: - Take stock of your accomplishments - Talk to your colleagues - Do a bite-size sale with your boss - Be clear about what you want Short presentation

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