Pimp my job title!
September 26, 2006 7:44 PM Subscribe
JobTitleFilter: Help me re-name my job!
posted by I_Love_Bananas to work & money (27 answers total)
Five years ago I started as basically a regular administrative assistant. Now, what I do has moved far above and beyond any generic "secretarial" position description. I will soon be reviewed, and would love to go in and make a great case for a new job title and (of course) a corresponding salary increase.
I thought up the title "Administrative Coordinator," which really doesn't mean anything but it sounds like it's a notch above administrative assistant. Help!!
Does such a title/position exist? This is a job above administrative assistant but below supervisor (I do not have anyone reporting to me).
It needs to reflect that I have a lot more resonsibility, advanced technological skill and recognized abilities that are beyond those of the average "secretary." Not only do I have my own departmental duties, I am regularly sought out from almost every other department for assistance because "no one else knew how to do it." I learn new software and systems superfast. I play well with others and know how to get things done, who to talk to and who NOT to talk to.
It also needs to send a clear message that there are tasks that are no longer appropriate for me to be expected to perform. One problem I have run into is that as my duties and skills grew in complexity and scope, I was still being expected to do more menial tasks just because "that's the way it had always been." I want to change people's perception of me and my role in the company.
I think my boss will embrace my desire to move forward but my chances will be better if I can make a kick-ass case for myself.