How To Ask For A Raise
Don’t get shot down when you ask for a raise using these tips from Claudia Ferryman, president of the Rainmaker Strategies Group.
1. Know What You Want
Assess your ask. Do you want cash, or could more vacation time or a free parking spot sweeten the deal?
2. Be Confident
Before the meeting, shore up your confidence by making a list of your accomplishments and skills.
3. Do Your Research
Find out what people with your position are paid at comparable organizations.
4. Don’t Wait
Don’t wait until your performance review, because by then it’ll be too late to change your boss’s mind.
5. Be Prepared to Negotiate
Start with 10 per cent more than what you’re seeking, and prepare to negotiate down from that number.
6. Show Them A Little Love
Share how much you love working with the organization.
7. Use The Word “We”
Keep tone conversational, using “we” when appropriate to create common ground.