If you are looking to succeed and move your way up the ladder of success, you need to be able to use your promotable skills. Bottom line, it's always a good time to upgrade what you bring to the table. We all have promotable skills that are going to work easier for us. You need to make sure that you are doing all that you can to make this go as easy as possible. You should work hard and be determined to be a better and stronger candidate for a promotion.