What do you do when someone asks for a promotion?

Ahead of Time

  1. Review Company Policies and Procedures.
  2. Evaluate Your Employees and Team.
  3. Set Expectations.
  4. Acknowledge the Request.
  5. Ask for More Information.
  6. Set a Plan and Realistic Time Frame for a Response.
  7. Keep Your Word.
  8. Do Your Homework.

What to say when asked why do you want a promotion?

To answer well,

  1. Talk about your achievements in the current role.
  2. Focus on explaining your plans for the position you are interviewing for.
  3. Discuss why you feel you deserve the promotion with facts and figures.
  4. Avoid mentioning any dissatisfaction you may have in your current role.
  5. Align your answer with your career goals.

What the average raise for a promotion?

Promotional increases within the same company typically amount to around 3%, whereas a person that switches jobs can expect a pay raise of about 10% to 20%. What’s more, you may receive a promotion without any accompanying salary increase.

How do you respond when an employee asks for a promotion?


  1. Talk openly and publicly about your company’s promotion structure to increase the sense of fairness among your team members.
  2. Encourage and validate your employee by acknowledging the contributions they’ve made.
  3. Coach your employee to help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to advance.

How do you handle someone who really wants a promotion but isn’t ready?

Clearly articulate why you think they aren’t ready for a promotion. State what they need to start and stop doing. Leave no room for interpretation or confusion. Also, be clear about the fact that just because you haven’t seen them demonstrate a particular competency, you aren’t assuming that they simply don’t have it.

How do you tell my boss I want a promotion?

If you’ve put in the hard work and deserve to advance your current role, consider the following steps to ask for a promotion.

  1. Consider what you want your new position to look like.
  2. Start an informal dialogue about your progress.
  3. Research the new job.
  4. Outline your track record.
  5. Choose the right time.
  6. Be confident.

Is asking for a 20% raise too much?

It’s always a good idea to ask for anywhere between 10% to 20% higher than what you’re making right now. You may be able to ask for more based on your performance, length of time with the company, and other factors. Make sure you come prepared when you negotiate your raise and be confident.