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# How to note a double promotion?

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04 Apr 2012, 12:41
Where and how is it best to note a promotion that involves skipping a level? For example, I recently advanced from Senior Analyst to Associate Director, skipping the Associate level in between. How do I make that clear to admissions officers?

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04 Apr 2012, 14:21
In my opinion, a promotion is a promotion so you probably shouldn't detail out that you "skipped" a step. But if it is really important, or atypical, I would detail out that you were promoted to associte direction when typically a senior analyst spends a few years in an associate position before making that jump. But to me, it almost feels like title inflation... Make sure to figure out a way to show that it is not.

If you address in your application, there may not really been any appropriate way to show it. But the title itself, and I assume direct reports, will show your level of management.

Also, if you can find a place in the essays, I would quickly discuss how you skipped that level, and how you managed it. What made you qualified to do that, and why they felt you were ready for a higher position. I just don't know if its the best topic to focus on, maybe just quickly mention.
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04 Apr 2012, 15:12
i agree with GMATLA, just mentioning it without background and context will make it sound like you are boasting. explain what you did, what out-of-the-ordinary results you achieved that made you deserving the skip-level promotion.

oh, btw, congrats.
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04 Apr 2012, 18:41
Congrats on the promotion.
I agree on the previous comments.
More than the title itself, you should probably highlight how you got the promotion and what additional responsibilities it means.
To me, pointing out that it is a 'double' promotion may have an adverse effect.
It may even be the occasion for one of your recommendations to point out that your exceptional work was rewarded by an out of ordinary promotion.
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04 Apr 2012, 19:41
bnc100 wrote:
Where and how is it best to note a promotion that involves skipping a level? For example, I recently advanced from Senior Analyst to Associate Director, skipping the Associate level in between. How do I make that clear to admissions officers?

Hi,

You have a great point to talk in your essays, b-schools assess how you perform against your peer group, so this is a good opportunity for you to raise your hand and scream that yes i am better than others.

You would definitely scream about this, but i would suggest ask your referee to mention the same in his recommendation, and believe me it will make a lot of difference, do not take this lightly, it makes a lot of difference.

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05 Apr 2012, 17:37
Hi, bnc100,

Congratulations on your promotion! That is great to showcase in your application. Depending on your essay topics, you should be able to address in your essays. In doing so, you will want to demonstrate why you received the promotion and how your responsibilities have grown. You can mention your promotion was at a faster rate than typical, but keep it matter of fact. As others replied, this would be a great area for your recommender(s) to elaborate on as they are supposed to boast about you. Also, make sure on your resume that you include both positions (instead of just listing your current position) to show that you have been promoted within your current company.

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