Why you aren't getting promoted


    Why you aren't getting promoted

  • 1 A bad relationship with your manager

    A bad relationship with your manager can prevent you from getting promoted even if you do your work well. Promotions usually happen when your relationship with your managers is going well.

  • 2 You are not communicating your work

    If you are not communicating the work you are doing properly then it might be overlooked and you might fail to get promoted. See how to choose the right job.

  • 3 You don't want to take extra responsibilities

    According to a survey by Careerbuilder, 71% of managers didn't promote employees because they were unwilling to take extra responsibilities. This means that if you volunteer and do extra work, your chances of getting promoted will become higher.

  • 4 You don't have leadership qualities

    People who get promoted to managerial positions are the ones who display good leadership qualities. Learning those skills can thus be essential in getting you promoted to a managerial job.

  • 5 You don't have the needed skills

    Each new job requires a new set of skills. The manager will promote the person who seems to possess those needed skills. See why do people work.

  • 6 You didn't stand out

    The employee who gets promoted is the one who usually stands out. If you don't differentiate yourself from others then your chance of getting promoted will become low.

  • 7 A bad relationship with other employees

    Employees who are promoted to managers are usually the ones who have good relationships with the rest of the people. If you have a bad relationship with one or more employees, it might affect your chances of getting promoted.

  • 8 Your company has limited oppurtunities

    If you are working in a company that has very limited open positions then the chance of getting promoted will become much lower.

  • 9 You are very negative

    According to a Careerbuilder survey, 62% of managers were less likely to promote employees who are overly negative. See why are some people so pessimistic.

  • 10 You are not disciplined

    According to a survey, 62% of managers were less likely to promote those who arrive to work late. See why some people are always late.

  • 11 You leave work early

    According to a survey, 49% of managers were less likely to promote those who leave work early.

  • 12 You call in sick a lot

    According to a survey, 49% of managers were less likely to promote those who call in sick many times.

  • 13 You gossip a lot

    According to survey, 44% of managers were less likely to promote those who gossip a lot.

  • 14 You do personal things during work

    According to a survey, 39% of managers were less likely to promote those who do personal stuff at work such as checking their social media accounts.

  • 15 You take many smoke breaks

    According to a survey, 19% of managers were less likely to promote those who took frequent smoke breaks.

  • 16 You don't pay attention to your appearance

    Taking care of your tidiness, cleanliness and professional look can help you get promoted since it can make you seem more suitable for the job. According to a survey, 36% of managers were less likely to promote those who don't clean after themselves.

  • 17 You make too many personal calls

    According to a survey, 24% of managers were less likely to promote those who made frequent personal calls during work.

  • 18 Your goals aren't aligned with the company

    If your personal goals seem to not be aligned with the organization goals then you might have problems getting promoted.

  • 19 You art not keen on getting the job done

    Managers are likely to promote those who are very keen on getting the job done even if they have to go the extra mile and do something out of their work description. 

  • 20 You have performance problems

    If you have performance problems or if you got a bad review during the most recent quarter, you might have problems getting promoted.

  • 21 Your manager doesn't trust you

    If you are too mysterious or if you seem less trust worthy for any reason then your manager might not promote you.