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The Promotion

How to take your career to the next level.

Do you feel like you’re stuck in your current job? Are you ready to move up? It’s tough to climb the corporate ladder, but if you want a job that excites you and pays well, you’ll likely have to make the climb at some point. If you want to get a promotion, you’ll need to be a patient team player while also being an ambitious self-promoter. It’s a difficult balance to maintain but this course will set out the guidelines and preparation that you will need successfully continue along your career path.


  • Students should have the drive to improve their skills, knowledge and responsibility in the workplace and be keen to rise to a higher level of authority within their business.


  • Over 13 lectures and 1 hour of content!
  • Identify where you are on your career path.
  • Target the most suitable position to aim for.
  • Understand exactly what you need to do to prepare for asking for a promotion.
  • Know how to make the strongest case possible to guarantee success.
  • Be aware of what NOT to do when applying for a promotion.
  • Be able to document why you deserve a promotion so you put your best foot forward.
  • Learn how to turn a positive into a negative if you don’t get the promotion.
  • Understand what to do once you have got the promotion.

Watch this tutorial if you...

  • Are an ambitious person who wants to advance your career and understand the process and the pitfalls to watch out for.
  • Are not sure how to go about applying for a promotion and feel you would benefit from the step by step simple instructions to maximize your chance of success.

Introduction to The Promotion

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Title: Where am I on my career path?
Time: 05:41 min
Summary: Someone came up with the term ‘climbing the corporate ladder’ many years ago but for most of us it’s not relevant whatsoever. Why? 90% of people work for small to medium business so if there is a ladder, it’s a step ladder. Most people think the further up the ladder you go, the better off you will be, but remember, with rewards come responsibilities.

Title: Identify the position you want after the position you are applying for.
Time: 06:22 min
Summary: These days you can’t just wait for a promotion to fall in your lap. That happens sometimes, but most promotions, especially at large companies, require you to go through the application and interview process, and usually you’ll have to compete with candidates from outside the company. Apply for the right positions. Don’t just apply for any opportunity that pays a bit more than your current job. Look for opportunities that you are genuinely interested in and that you are qualified for. You don’t have to have all the skills listed in the job description, and you probably won’t, but you want to be able to make a good case that you’ll be able to get up to speed quickly.

Title: Do your best!
Time: 06:37 min
Summary: Like anything in life if you want something you have to prove your worth. Here you are provided with a checklist of 17 things you need to ensure you are doing to better your promotion prospects.

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Title: What training do you need?
Time: 06:07 min
Summary: Seek out new skills. It’s not enough to be great at your job; you also have to develop marketable skills that prepare you for more responsibility.

Title: Let people know your intentions
Time: 05:13 min
Summary: Make sure people know you’re doing a great job. You don’t want to toot your own horn too much, but you can’t always expect your merits to speak for themselves. There are numerous ways that you can ensure that the right people are aware of your successes.

Title: It’s a Popularity Contest so get a mentor and groom a successor.
Time: 05:31 min
Summary: Be popular- In an ideal world, promotions would be based solely on merit. We don’t live in an ideal world, though, and office politics will often play a role in who gets promoted and who doesn’t. Get a Mentor- building a strong relationship with a manager or someone higher up in your department can open a lot of doors for you. Groom a Successor- Don’t get stuck by making yourself so indispensable in your current position that the company would fall apart if you were to leave that position.

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Title: Get the timing right
Time: 03:14 min
Summary: Many people are afraid to ask for a promotion because they can’t seem to find the “perfect time” to do it. Well, there’s no perfect time to ask for a promotion, but there are definitely some moments that are better than others.

Title: How to ask for a Promotion. Make a case for yourself and put it in writing!
Time: 04:21 min
Summary: When you ask for a promotion, you should be prepared with specific details about your contributions to the company as well as with an explanation of what you’re asking for.
If you go into a meeting and just say, “I want a promotion,” it’s likely that your request won’t be taken seriously.

Title: What not to do!
Time: 06:56 min
Summary: Run your own race and never reveal your weaknesses to work friends. It’s easy to get caught up in the popularity game so be sure to remember it’s just that ‘a game’. Business is not personal it’s just business.

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Title: The presentation and the follow-up
Time: 05:25 min
Summary: As you would plan out the agenda of a client meeting before attending or an assignment prior to starting you should always have a clear outline of how you envisage the conversation to flow when planning to make your presentation for a promotion.

Title: How to Respond when a Promotion is Rejected.
Time: 04:51 min
Summary: Have you ever applied for a promotion, but didn’t get it? It can be tough, but it is possible to get through the experience with your ego intact, as well as garnering respect from others for your calm and considered attitude.

Title: Seek employment elsewhere
Time: 03:42 min
Summary: If for whatever reason, you seem to be at a dead end with your current employer, it’s time to look for better opportunities elsewhere.
This can be hard if you feel a loyalty to your employer, but you do need to do what is in the best interest of your career or you will become unhappy with your job.