Passed Over for Promotion—Now What?

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​Promotions can be tricky to manage. They are exhilarating for the person who moves up, but potentially devastating for the person who is passed over. How can you best handle the fallout? What should you avoid doing?

Imagine these scenarios:

Scenario #1. Jane and Jim apply for a promotion in their department. Jane gets it.

Scenario #2. Jane and Jim apply for a promotion in their department. The position is given to an external candidate.

Scenario #3 (contributed by Pamela McGee
https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/employee-relations/humanity-into-hr/pages/passed-over-for-promotion-now-what-.aspx

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