Then you have to start thinking about what to do next, he adds. The right time to ask is when you feel ready. You can choose to wait until your annual review to show a year's progress and accomplishments, or you can choose to ask at the opportunity time when a position opens or led a successful team project. Instead, prepare your boss to give you a promotion.
Ask them what you would need to do to get a raise and make them specific. You're not asking for a raise right now, but you just understand what their expectations are. Consider your accomplishments over the past six months and how your work affected your team and the company as a whole. If you can be sure you've met them, then you have a better than average chance of getting that promotion, even if you haven't rounded up the 12-month mark yet.