When you’re ready to reach for a promotion, four things will need to fall into place at the same time: 1.) You’ll have a position to step into. If there’s only one manager above you and she isn’t leaving any time soon, it won’t matter how ready you are– You’ll need to make a lateral move or convince your company to create another position. 2. ) Your boss will believe that you’re ready. 3.) You will believe you’re ready, and 3.) if there are several people in line for the role, you’ll have an edge that will push you ahead of your competitors.Some of these factors are under your control and some aren’t, but if you can answer yes to all of the questions below, it’s time to arrange an appointment with your boss and make your desires known.