In India, April Is Best Month To Get Promoted: LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the professional network, has released data in regards to the best months of the year to get a promotion. If you’re a valued employee, this may be the year to start angling for a raise.
According to LinkedIn’s data, the top three months for professionals in India to get promoted within their company are:

1. April
2. January
3. July

In India, LinkedIn found there was a more pronounced quarterly schedule for promotions than in some other countries. In September, there is a significant lift in promotions for professionals that listed management consulting as their industry on LinkedIn, more so than other industries.

Globally the top months for professionals to get promoted are:

1. January
2. July
3. September

LinkedIn's data also revealed that the promotions cycle for professionals is gradually changing due in part to millennials or professionals that were born in the 1980s. Millennials are the professionals who are the most likely to be promoted throughout the year (rather than just in January which is the case for most professionals). In the 1990s, January was by far the best month to get promoted for all professionals around the globe. In the 2000s, data from LinkedIn showed that January is still the best month for promotions, but it's slowly losing its hold. Over time, it's becoming increasingly likely that global professionals will get promoted during other months of the year.

"LinkedIn was launched in 2003, but our data allows us to identify professional trends that span decades," said DJ Patil, Chief Scientist, LinkedIn. "By shedding light on professional patterns, we hope to help our members achieve their career goals by using LinkedIn in the most effective and productive way possible."

Here is how professionals can leverage LinkedIn to land a promotion:

Shine The Spotlight On New Skills

Impress your manager by learning new skills that go above and beyond your current role. Make sure your LinkedIn Profile is complete and includes all the skills you’ve acquired. Expanding your horizons while working full time is a commendable endeavor that’s worth calling attention to. If your company offers an education reimbursement program, take advantage of it. If you have industry certifications or went back to school for a higher degree, mention them in your profile and during your review.

Get Connections In High Places

LinkedIn Advanced People Search lets you search by title so you can find professionals that have the position you want to be promoted to. Reaching out to mentors and peers is one way to prep for that 2011 promotion. After the promotion, a strong relationship with a peer will give you a friendly ear you can rely on for advice if things get tough.

Toot Your Horn

Remind your manager of your accomplishments. Even if they were monumental, he or she may have forgotten about them. Document milestones in your career by requesting quality recommendations on LinkedIn. If a customer sends you an email thanking you for the amazing event you put together for them in record time, gently suggest that they provide you with a recommendation (if they feel comfortable doing so) and also forward the email to your manager so they’re aware of the praise you're receiving.

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Updated Date: Feb 02, 2017 22:55:53 IST