/ Asked by Jack
I have been working in my job for close to 3 years. During metrics review, I was touted as star performer. But with the current economy, there seems to be no change or path onward to a higher role. My supervisor has informed me that he is looking at timing, but am I being stringed along? Do I move on or continue?
Answered by Tanya, Hiring Expert at Merck & Co., Inc., on Monday, April 13, 2015
Great and tough question to answer without knowing you industry or role. Some industries and roles require a little more time spent in the role prior to moving into a promotion. If your manager is consistently praising you and giving you high marks on your performance review, I would trust what your manager is stating regarding looking into the timing of your next role.
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Monday, April 13, 2015
First congrats on being a star performer.  It is a great accomplishment that you should be proud of.  I would encourage you to have a conversation with your boss to discuss your career interests, advancement opportunities and where you might have gaps.  This can lead to creating a development plan which can help move you to the next opportunity.  If you feel the conversation is not going in the direction you would hope then it might be time to update your resume and begin to see what opportuntities are available.  Best of luck!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, April 14, 2015
You have built a great foundation over the last three years,  you are a star performer and it sounds as though your supervisor is trying to support your growth.  One suggestion is to set aside time with your supervisor and talk about a very detailed career path.  Although timing will depend on your performance you can see the individuals in those next roles and perhaps be able to get an indicator as to the timing it took them and better set your expectations.  You may even want to set up a lunch, and include your supervisor, to talk about their career path and what advice they may have to moving up in the company. At the very least you have expressed an interest in moving up to another executive in the company.  Best of luck and hang in there,  great companies recognize the value of start performers!
Answered by Kaitlin, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Great question you asked! My recommendation would be to set up a meeting with your manager to discuss future career opportunities. It’s important to receive his/her feedback on future opportunities for you. You never know, there could be factors that need to be taken into account when moving to a higher role. It’s important to have an open and honest conversation with your manager about what type of opportunities you are looking for in the near future and your ultimate career goals for yourself.
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