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Gen Y: How Do You Handle Promotions?

Posted by Chanelle Schneider on May 11, 2010

The situation: You have experience at a certain level of authority within a company. You are being offered a promotion by a different company that is in the same industry but has different products.

The question: If you’ve never worked with the products, how do you convince yourself, and, thus, the company offering the promotion, that you are worthy of the promotion?

Please discuss answers in the comments!

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3 Responses to “Gen Y: How Do You Handle Promotions?”

  1. Will said

    Products don’t matter, people do. Learning about the products takes a read or 2 of the instruction manual. Learning how to communicate, inspire, lead and follow others takes experience and perseverance; the latter being the likely reason for being offered the promotion in the first place.

    • Excellent response! Follow up question – Does it take caring about the products to have the desire to communicate, inspire, lead and follow others?

      • Will said

        I think it can, but the values of the company are what takes precedence. However more often than not the products a company makes are a reflection of the company values anyway so there is a connection there.

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