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Working On Another Project

Working On Another Project

You don't necessarily hate your job, but you’re kind of bored. Your day-to-day responsibilities have become second nature, and you no longer feel like you’re being challenged.

Then an idea smacks you in the face. Someone on the sales team is working on a new assignment you’d love to get your hands on. Or, you’ve been dying to start a company blog and no one’s taken the initiative.

Surely your boss would let you take on an outside project if it was for the good of the company? Here’s what you need to know to get them to say yes.

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Make the Most of Your Current Situation

Just because you can’t work on something under your boss’ eye doesn’t mean your growth has to stagnate.

Maybe you can’t start a blog, but you can assist your team in writing copy for your company newsletter. Or, instead of being able to help out your colleague on the sales ...

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Making A Convincing Case

Make the connection for your boss not just to how this project aligns with team or company goals, but how it’ll make you a more valuable employee. What skills will you develop? What relationships will you build? What discoveries could you make? See if anyone else can advocate for you, someone who...

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Understand That You Might Get a No (for Now)

There is no guarantee your manager will say yes—even if you did all your homework, even if you made a solid case, even if other people back you up. Your boss has the final say on what you work on, and it’s possible this project would conflict with their expectations for the future.

If you g...

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Approaching Your Boss

If you can show it’ll be good for them (and not just good for yourself), you’re more likely to get their stamp of approval. An email can do the initial trick.

Prepare for and address any concerns they may have. What are the counterarguments to getting this project up? How will you defend yo...

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Show you’re invested in the company.

Volunteer for a project or create one by being a proactive problem-solver. When leveraging a project to get a raise, explain the new responsibilities you’d like to take on and how it will help the company grow and generate more money.

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Touch on why you think you’ve earned a raise — i.e., that your responsibilities and/or the level of your contributions have increased. 

If you know your boss will need to get your raise approved by someone above her, you can leave a short, bulleted list of key points of...

Dealing with a lack of direction

  • Name the issue. Your manager might already be aware of the problem.
  • If your boss wants you to take more ownership, you can say that you want to take more ownership for your projects but that you want to do so with confidence knowing what she/he is envisioning.
  • You may hav...

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