‘But I deserved that promotion!’

Updated: Apr 03, 2007 3:34 PM UTC

Recruiting-industry research shows that, when competing against outsiders for a bigger job, only about one-third of internal candidates win, writes Fortune's Anne Fisher in her April 3 Ask Annie column. Often, companies launch external searches even when they have strong candidates already on the payroll, she writes. Have you ever been passed over for a promotion you deserved? What did you do about it?