You’ve been on the job for a rather long time and you’ve gone above and beyond your duties to contribute to the company. You think it’s time for a promotion but it never seems to come. Should you ask your boss for a promotion? Yes. But how you do it can make or break the deal. First, watch what you say in the office every day. James Choles, Corporate Training Manager for Professional Development Centre at the British Council says, “Words have power. They can inspire, reassure, persuade or offend. It’s always important to choose your words carefully at work, but especially so when you’re aiming for a promotion.”

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