How to Ask for a Raise

August 21, 2019by Michael Kelfer0

Has your salary remained stagnant for a while? Do you think you deserve to be paid more? In a perfect world, an employee would never have to ask for a raise. Bosses would recognize the value you bring to your role and give you a raise. In the real world, that’s rarely the reality. If you want a raise, you have to ask for one. Self-promotion and frank discussions about money are uncomfortable but necessary. Here are five tips on how to ask for a raise – and getting it. Asking for raise is always a tough conversation. How do you prepare for it? And, more importantly, how can you make it easier for your manager to say yes? Asking for a raise can be just downright awkward, scary, and intimidating. But, it’s often essential to your career growth. So how should you go about asking for a little extra money? Watch our short video to find out! Do your homework Too often, employees try to ask for a raise by stating why they need more money. No matter how awesome your boss is, the fact that you’re about to buy a house or just found out a coworker makes more than you aren’t a good enough reason to increase your salary. You need to go into the conversation prepared to prove that you deserve more. First, make a list of recent examples of when you went above and beyond expectations and provided real value for the company. Did you put in extra hours to finish a big project on a short deadline? Did you come up with an innovation that will reduce expenses or increase revenues? Tie your examples to specific performance metrics wherever possible. The next step is knowing what you’re worth. Never ask for a raise without being ready to tell your boss how much you want. Use our salary guide to get an idea of how much you should be asking for. Time it right Picking the right time to ask for a raise is crucial. There are two good times to ask for a raise: A few Read More »

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