Having an important conversation with your boss can be intimidating. Whether you need to ask for a raise, don’t feel your current position is the ideal role and want to change responsibility, or are resigning, These 3 steps can help you prepare.
- Talk to a friend, family member, or significant other
Run your ideas by someone close to you. This person is your biggest supporter and fan. They will be able to help you highlight what makes you great. Going in to a hard conversation, this moral boost will help.
- Talk to a coworker
Now a coworker may also be a close friend, but in this conversation you are looking for insight on the business perspective and what your boss might say. Your peer will be able to poke holes in your approach and role play what may happen.
- Schedule a time with your boss
This conversation is important to you, so do not ambush your boss. You want their undivided attention so set a time on your boss’ calendar. Then you will be ready to go in with confidence and a plan.
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