It's not performance review season, but I have a discussion coming up with my manager. Our org has grown significantly and we are hiring a lot(doubling size in a small company). My manager wanted to check with me on my current thoughts about my position at the company. This is an open ended discussion, but I'd like to know what topics I should and shouldn't talk about. Since we are growing I want to take this opportunity and smooth out my career progression.
Here is a list of subjects that I think I want to mention:
-my role is pretty mixed, as a result I'm multi disciplined but not specialized. I feel that its both a weakness and a strength. With only 3 years of experience, I find myself lacking in specialized topics. If I want to change jobs into a more disciplined role I find myself not experienced enough. I want opinions on what approach I should do and if I can/should focus on one topic.
-taking up more responsibilities
-migrating to a new company role that's relevant to me
-will changing titles come with increasing salary change?(not as likely, but I'd still like to ask, will it hurt to ask?)
Do these all sound like valid points? I'm concerned on the salary part, how do I tactfully approach that? I'd like to get a raise(who doesn't?) since I recently finished a relevant masters and I feel that I've definitely become more valuable than I was starting 3 years ago.