How to ask for the job title you deserve

18 Jul 2017 | LinkedIn article

When accepting a new position or angling for a promotion, most people tend to focus on salary negotiation. But your job title should also be part of the equation. It’s ‘a signal both to the outside world and to your colleagues of what level you are within your organization’ says Margaret Neale, professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Your job title should be seen as an element of ‘your compensation package’ that affords status and connections and can ‘help you do your job better’. Your title can also have a big impact on your day-to-day happiness and engagement.

Personally, I also see a job title as a form of self-expression in the workplace. It is a symbolic representation of what you do and the value that you bring. So, whether you’re eyeing a new role or a new title in your current one, here are some ideas on how to go about it.

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