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Promotion tip 2: Be open to positions you might not usually consider

Are you too focused on that ideal position you want? According to Kate Alini from BMW, you have to be open to a promotion within your company that you might not have considered. Many companies want their brightest employees to learn the business holistically. If you are offered a position that's different from what you had in mind, it might be a sign that your company wants to prepare you for bigger things.

Kate Alini joined the BMW USA marketing team in January of 2012 and is responsible for the brand's social media and mobile strategies, as well as app development and emerging technologies and platforms. In this newly created role, Kate is charged with building and expanding BMW's social media presence and engaging and activating the brand's passionate fan base with relevant content and programs.