You’ve been at the same job for a while, and there’s never been an inclination that you’re up for a promotion. Then, suddenly, for some reason you just feel it’s going to happen soon. You might be picking up on the tell tale signs you’re going to get promoted, and it could just finally be your opportunity to move on up. There are few things more frustrating than feeling as though your hard work isn’t appreciated, and that feeling is amplified when you’ve been with a company for a long time without the opportunity to climb the ladder.

  1. YOUR BOSS HAS BEEN ASKING ABOUT YOUR LONG-TERM GOALS

When your boss seems interested in where you see yourself in the future in the company, chances are your boss is also interested in moving you up in the company, too, according to Business Insider. The outlet noted this might be your boss’ way of determining where you’d like to head and how ambitious you are to get there.

  1. YOU’VE BEEN EXCELLING ALL AROUND

Excelling at your job is of course about producing results for the company, but there are other factors involved, too, such as properly navigating the company culture and playing well with others at your job, according to Forbes. The outlet spoke to Amy Hoover, president of Talent Zoo about promotions, and she said, “If you’re career-minded and want to climb the ladder it’s important that you analyze your corporate culture to determine what you need to focus on besides a job well done.”

  1. YOU’VE BEEN INVITED TO NEW MEETINGS

That exclusive meeting senior management is always having? Now, you’re on the invite list. An international business speaker and author of The Humor Advantage who spoke to Business Insider on the topic, the fact that you’re being included in important meetings is a good sign you’re on the road to promotion. “This obviously reflects a great deal of trust in your abilities.”

  1. YOU’VE SHOWN YOU’RE ABLE TO MANAGE YOURSELF

If your boss has taken notice of how independent you are in the ability to manage yourself, you might very well be golden in terms of an upcoming promotion. “The only way someone can ever hope to be a manager is if they can manage themselves, and this is typically evidence enough that they’re ready.”

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