Make sure it’s the right time
Many employees who request a promotion or raise at the office do not receive the accolades they are looking for, not due to lack of commitment or poor work ethic, but because it’s simply not the right time. Make sure you are timing your plan to move up in another position with your company. Study your boss and management and make sure the right opportunity presents itself. Consider whether a personnel move will be possible if, for instance, the business is bracing for a major merger or taking on a new client.