Dear Management Doctor:
I have been working as a planner for a county in the southeast U.S. for two years (I am a Planner I). There is a Planner II position available at my county that I feel I qualify for in terms of education and experience. However, I'm being passed over for consideration. I know that there are variables to consider that you do not know, i.e., my work history, relationship to supervisor, etc. However, for the sake of discussion, let's say they are acceptable or better. Should I dig in or simply move on? I have made my decision to move on but welcome an expert opinion from someone like yourself.
Dear Career Track,
It is difficult to give you advice on this without more information. However, here are a few thoughts.
If the person promoted were someone from the outside, I'd move on. If from the inside, I'd try to get more information and compare myself to the person who was appointed.
Happy job hunting!
The Management Doctor