Infographic: How promotions are made

An infographic examines how tough promotion decisions are made and what role favoritism plays in the process.

At some point in your career, you've probably wondered what factors led to a particular promotion, regardless of whether you were in the running for it. What skills and qualities tend to carry the most weight in the minds of hiring managers, and what role does favoritism play? Take a look at this infographic from Crisp360:

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By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.