Many many thanks for your very very valuable points as always sharing to me and millions of people around the world, I really gained lot of experience from your raised points and would like to thank you in advance once again.
Regarding the promotion, I had a question. For almost 6 years I am working in an International Organization and doing a very good job. My boss is more than happy with my all tasks and assignments but I have just the same position and level, no promotion and no motivation, what can should I do? Some time I am thinking to leave this job and change company to make new friends in a new environment but again job opportunity is a challenge globally and specially in our country. Looking for your valuable advice and lead in order to manage this dark thinking.
It sounds to me as if you have a good position, which it would be difficult to better in terms of many aspects, probably including job security, salary and even job satisfaction.
You say your boss is happy with your work, so I assume this is discussed between you, perhaps at an annual review?
Is your manager aware of your ambition?
In many companies, managers are asked to comment annually on their teams’ ambition, suitability for promotion, prospects. This is so that HR can make a succession plan, identify those who are suitable and willing to accept promotion, and move them up the ladder.
Some companies run a management fast track training programme. Here, staff who have been identified as suitable for senior management are offered access to training and educational opportunities on an ongoing basis .
Even if your company does not have a formal plan of this type, when promotion opportunities do come up, your managers opinion may be sought as to who is suitable for consideration. If he does not know your feelings, and believes you are happy with your lot, he may not put you forward.
Are vacancies advertised within the company? Have you applied for any of them?
Have you spoken to your HR manager of your ambitions?
Are you willing to move department, or country? Or are you firmly rooted where you are?
If your manager is aware of your ambition and not putting you forward, perhaps it is that they feel they need you where you are. If that is the case and you discuss it, you could offer to train someone to replace you, even if this may take a little time to implement.
Just one other point. You also mention “making new friends in a new environment “. There are many other ways of making new friends, via social activities, without jeopardising a promising career.
Also please reread this post, some of which is relevant to you.