8 Managers Share The Best Way To Ask For A Raise (And Get It)
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Show you’re invested in the company.
Volunteer for a project or create one by being a proactive problem-solver. When leveraging a project to get a raise, explain the new responsibilities you’d like to take on and how it will help the company grow and generate more money.
If a raise and promotion isn’t going to happen right now, ask for things beyond salary such as professional development opportunities or more vacation time.
Not why you need it.
Everyone would like to make more money, but don’t bring up personal reasons like your rent increasing, needing to plan an expensive birthday party for your dog or your vacation to Hawaii.
Stick to discussing your performance and impact.
Command the tasks and responsibilities in your current role, then start solving the problems that your soon-to-be self would be working on.
The only way to effectively do this is through careful time management. Understand the core strategy of your organization, ask lots of hard questions and align your priorities with that of the company.
... in which you are asking for something almost always go better if you've rehearsed in advance and have considered the many possible responses that you'll get to each of your requests, and how you'll address these responses.
Consistently exceed expectations in terms of your current role and job responsibilities. Take on more than expected, and manage these projects as well as your more senior colleagues.
Share your accomplishments early and often.
Conduct background research to determine your market value.Study salary trends for professionals in your geographic area and industry with similar job titles, qualifications, and responsibilities to find out the market rate for your role or intended one.
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