Lateral career move, should I talk to my boss?

posted 3 months ago in Career
Post # 2
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862 posts
Busy bee

kmbumbee190618 :  I recently inquired about a new position at my job. I applied, and I’m hoping I get the position. I didn’t tell my coworkers I interviewed. If I don’t get it, no one will know, and I’ll stay in my current position. Like your position, mine is a lateral move, with only a small raise, but it’s a position I’ve held before, and loved. 

I would approach your boss with your updated resume’, and apply! You will feel good about going after what you want, and stepping up and asking is the only way your boss will know you’re interested. Good luck to you! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

kmbumbee190618 :  First, good on you for not blurting out during the meeting that you have free time and want to assist that department. The first person you should talk to about your job responsibilities is always your direct supervisor. Schedule a brief meeting with your boss. Let him/her know that you enjoy your job and that you seem to have a bit of down-time each day/week, and that you would love to use that time to contribute more to other departments. Ask if there are additional responsiblities that you can take on while still maintaining the same level of productivity in your current role. Mention that you would enjoy the additional challanges of a split-role. Then, if the response is positive, ask if a pay increase would be an option (more budget-friendly than hiring another person). Keep the conversation confidential, just you and your boss, till a decision is reached. Good luck!!! 

Post # 6
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9172 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

you should absolutely go for it. worst case scenario, you are doing exactly what you are doing now.  best case, you get more responsibilities and a raise.

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