Examples from the Web for preferment
Probably they were concerning themselves with studies more likely to give them preferment or more immediate personal gain.The Weakling|Everett B. Cole
Astonished at her son's promise, dazzled by the hopes of his preferment, all Mrs. Spimkins's usual good sense forsook her.Odd Volume|Various
When enthroned the new primate refused to make the enormous gift which the king expected from every recipient of preferment.
When Sir Robert fell, Bubb expected to rise, but his expectations of preferment were not realized.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
Possibly the freedom of his opinions may have put obstacles in the way of his preferment.