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A raise isn’t a favor or a gift; it’s a way for employers to pay fair market valu...
It’s not greedy or entitled to ask for a raise. Unless you work somewhere truly dysfunctional, it’s understood that you work for money. This is okay....
You shouldn’t ask to talk about your salary when your manager is especially harried or having a bad day or nervous about impending budget cuts.
On the other ha...
For most people, expect to wait a year from the last time your salary was set before asking for it to be reassessed.
If you work for a company that generally gives raises once a year, pay attention to when that normally happens and plan to initiate the conversation with your boss at leas...
Find out what the market rate for your work in your geographic area is before you ask for more money.
You can often get surprisingly good data just by talking to people in your field.
Most people don’t love being asked, “What do you earn?” but will happily share if you ask, “What...
Some employers adhere to rigid policies around how large a pay increase anyone can get at one time.
It’s useful to know how your company generally handles rais...
Touch on why you think you’ve earned a raise — i.e., that your responsibilities and/or the level of your contributions have increased.
If you know your boss will ne...
... not your finances.
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Every job has a market value.
Compare what you’re currently being paid to the trends you find.
Consider your education, years of experience, years you’ve worked for your current employer and any specialized skills or attributes you bring to the table.
Make a list of your accomplishments, taking note of which ones added the most value to the organization
Identify a salary range or percentage increase in pay that you’d be happy with.
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Hunting for a job is a tricky process and may have many pitfalls. Many of us are not accustomed to having these kinds of conversations or handling the power dynamics of a job interview. There can b...
If you feel there is fog ahead of you due to opacity in the interview process and the multiple rounds, you can simply ask the next steps of the process and the timeline for a decision.
If you think the employer has an elongated set of rounds ahead, request to consolidate them if possible.
Instead of bluffing your way through a question that you are completely stumped with, it is better to be upfront and handle it with honesty and grace. Tell them straight away that you do not know the answer to this question and what similar things you have done which have been effective.
Your life experiences are unique and not identical to what the interviewer is trying to ‘slot’ you into.
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Negotiating doesn't mean arguing, being stubborn or creating a scene. The best negotiators are empathetic and collaborative, pursuing a mutually fulfilling solution. A good negotiator ca...
A job negotiation is preferable in person or on the phone, as compared to the impersonal and cold feel of the email.
Talking on the phone provides you with an opportunity to build a connection so that the recruiter understands you and your motivations, while you have a better grip on their motivations.
If the job negotiation is on email only, be direct and honest. Email lets you strategize your words carefully.
Having an alternative, a second job offer with you makes your negotiation game stronger, as the employer knows that you can simply walk away. Having the offer from a prestigious company also strengthens your perceived market value.
Having a BATNA (Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement) provides you with confidence, based on how strong the employer perceives it as well as how you perceive it.
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Since the pandemic, those who have retained their jobs have been putting time and energy into their work and learned new skills.
But, they may have missed the annual performance review due...
Right now, it may not be appropriate to ask for a raise. There’s so much uncertainty and worry at this time. Employers are trying to find a way to keep people.
However, if your employer has been relatively unharmed by the pandemic and associated economic uncertainty, and they are not making any cuts or facing financial risk, it might be okay to raise the topic. It would be better to wait just a little bit longer and ask for a raise a bit later in the year.
We don't really need massive amounts of money to live a happy life.
A good level of freedom and self-confidence can be attained by a relatively small figure of money.
We can take the mi...
Many 'high-achieving' people lack flexibility, freedom, and confidence to change things in their life when they want. This is due to the build-in traps and insecurity of living a high achievers life.
A life full of complexity and self-protection lacks confidence and independence.
Confidence means believing that you have the personal power to get things done and that your true goal is to live happily.
Whenever you're asked what your workplace strengths are, you’ll want to be able to identify them.
There are four primary workplace strengths. These are the essential strengths to getting...
These folks are visionaries who get energy and solve problems by asking and answering the question, ‘where do we intend to go and why?’ It is common to find these strengths with strategists, marketers, and CEOs.
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A resignation letter is not to announce your departure. It is documentation of your decision, not the main event.
Have your resignation conversation with your boss first, then formali...
A resignation letter should be short and unemotional. It is not the place to mention your frustrations or disappointments.
Your letter should be two to three sentences at most. It should indicate today's date, then confirm your decision to resign and when your last day of work will be. You might add a single sentence to fill it out.
"If you were to leave your company tomorrow, would there be any meaningful disruption to the business? If the answer is no, you don't have any leverage to get a raise." -- Jason Naz...
... if you've been at the company for less than a year.
If your responsibilities are dramatically different from what was outlined in the interview process, you might be eligible for a raise.
Make sure you and your supervisor both understand how success looks in your organization and what is expected.
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