When two coworkers are similar in their capabilities, experiences, and aspirations, the one who gets the nod to the higher salary position or more elevated job title is the person who understands the nuances of what it takes to get promoted: negotiation skills, the ability to see the big picture, and the ability to read another person (particularly your boss).
Meanwhile while you need to recognize opportunities elsewhere -- primarily so you can leverage off of them in your current position. Attaining That Promotion or Moving On also arms you with vital information and strategies on testing the waters, working with recruiters, making contact with other organizations, and the ability to continually assess the terrain and adapt to opportunities all around you.
About the Author – Jeff Davidson is the author of The Complete Guide to Public Speaking, The 10-Minute Guide to Project Management, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reaching your Goals, Power and Protocol for Getting to the Top, Selling to the Giants, Blow Your Own Horn, Getting New Clients, and a variety of audiobooks, e-books, and mobile apps dedicated to helping career professionals everywhere.
Jeff holds the registered trademark "The Work-Life Balance Expert" from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has written 56 mainstream books in total, and is an electrifying professional speaker, having made 774 presentations since 1985 to clients such as Kaiser Permanente, IBM, American Express, and Lufthansa.