Asking for More Responsibility as a Translator
As a translator, you may be hoping to continue your career path and work your way up in management. In order to do this you will need to continue to take on added responsibilities and projects to show you are ready for the next level in your field.
If you are ready to take on more responsibilities in hopes of showing your boss that you are ready for your next advancement, you will need to ask for these responsibilities. The best way to ask your boss for additional tasks and responsibilities is to make certain you are completing your current tasks and responsibilities well and in a timely manner. Then you will need to be certain that you can fit these added responsibilities into your already busy day.
Most translators already have a day that is jam packed with tasks and responsibilities therefore
finding the time for more tasks can be difficult. One way to free up some of your time is to recognize a subordinate who is ready for additional responsibilities and delegate some of your smaller or more tedious tasks to them. This will help their career as well as free up some of your time so you can concentrate on more important tasks that will help you advance.
Understanding how to prioritize and delegate can be a very important part of advancing and will make asking your boss for more important responsibilities easier. When your boss sees that you can properly and effectively prioritize, manage your time, and delegate, he will quickly see that you are ready for added responsibilities and possibly advancement in your career as a translator.
-By Adriana Tassini
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