Keep reading for FREE
Don't forget to follow up over email.
Mention your excitement to continue making great contributions to the company. Spell out all changes to your compensation package and when they will take effect.
If you led training, introduced new procedures, or became a trustworthy person during a year with tumultuous office politics, you should include that in your discussion.
"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 Nazar
If your company can't pay more due to budget constraints, ask about increased paid time-off days, flexible work arrangements, a one-time bonus, or other options.
Keep an open dialogue. "Asking for a raise should be a natural part of an ongoing conversation."
Don't discuss your own needs during a salary negotiation.
It is not your employer's interest, their personal interest, to actually really truly care for that, and it's not necessarily going to make them open up the pockets of that company to pay you for that.
Take an inventory of your unique selling proposition.
Present the unique skills and achievements you bring, particularly ones that are in shortage industry-wide.
... based on how you've quantifiably exceeded your goals.
Find the numbers that prove your contribution to the workplace. Data should comprise the bulk of your salary negotiation because it's hard proof of how valuable you are to the company.
Consider using the 'gentle startup' technique: "__When I calculate the value I've contributed to this company, I feel happy to know that I've added $$$. Now, I need my salary to reflect my contributions."
Explore the data of how you've exceeded. Don't spare any detail in how you've benefited the company.
Deliver with confidence. You have to sell yourself, just like it's a job interview.
Don't compare yourself to other colleagues, focus on your own career path and goals.
Remember it's not about you. Connect yourself to the company, and how you fit in there.
"You should always link individual performance to departmental goals, and then to overall company goals and how what you've done directly impacted each." -- Adam Ochstein
... 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.
It's important to have goals that you can use to measure your success.
Make sure you and your supervisor both understand how success looks in your organization and what is expected.
MORE LIKE THIS
How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know
How to Ask for a Raise
Ready for the next level?
Read Like a Pro
Explore the World’s
Take Your Ideas
Just press play and we take care of the words.
No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.
2 Million Stashers
Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.
Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.
This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!
Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.
Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.
Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.
I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!
Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.
Read & Learn
Access to 200,000+ ideas
Access to the mobile app
Unlimited idea saving & library
Unlimited listening to ideas
Downloading & offline access
Claim Your Limited Offer
Get Deepstash Pro
75% OFF | 1-Year Pro Subscription