Monday, June 22, 2015


If you are interested in getting promoted at your agency, then tell people you want to be promoted.  Tell your supervisor you want to be promoted and ask him what you need to do to get promoted.  What extra training or new skills do you need to develop? 

Ask those who have the position you want how they got it.  There is usually a process, maybe a written or oral test.  What does the test cover?  What answers are they looking for? Is it mainly about the agency, the law, the department manual?

Are the questions situational?  Are they going to try and figure out how you handle certain situations?  Why should they promote you and not someone else?  Take the test every time it's given, even if you don't think you will be promoted, you are practicing for the time you might get promoted.  They guy everyone knows who is going to be promoted might turn it down, get hurt, move, quit.  You gotta be ready; that's what the SGT Says.

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