Monday, February 3, 2014

Tapped on the shoulder

A common complaint I hear from clients is they feel overlooked when a new position opens within their company. The question is always “why wouldn’t they consider me for that role?” My question back is usually “when did you express your interest in the role?” It is very rare that the client has stepped up to apply. When we start talking through it, the client realizes s/he does not need to wait to be tapped on the shoulder for an opportunity. Your boss or the person posting the open job, may not have realized you are qualified or even interested. The company and hiring manager would most likely be excited to fill the role with an internal candidate. If there is a position open that is right for you, what is the harm in speaking with your boss?

How do you know when it’s the right time to talk to your boss about moving up in your career? How many times have you waited for someone to come and tap you on the shoulder for that position?

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