How to Get the Raise You Deserve

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  1. coffeechaser311

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    If you are presently employed, you might be looking for a chance to get an increase in your pay, particularly if you have been with the company for a considerable length of time. You might be thinking about speaking with your employer or manager regarding your compensation. What can you do to improve your chances of getting the raise you deserve?

    Weigh Your Job Performance Be objective. Do you truly possess a valid reason or do you really believe that you are much deserving of a raise? You will find various factors why an employee makes the request for a salary increase. For example, you may have been using the company for at least a year or perhaps a few years and you would prefer to be compensated accordingly based on your efficiency.

    As soon as you've evaluated your position and are ready to speak the matter together with your manager or boss, applying the following tips ought to be able to help you get a positive response from your superior:

    Schedule an appointment. Discussing a raise with your boss in the wrong time can be unsuccessful. You may want to wait till the perfect chance is presented before scheduling an appointment.

    Don’t be bitter. Even if you really feel like you have not been getting the raise you deserve for quite some time, don’t speak bitterly concerning the matter.

    Be specific. When asking for a raise, you should show your boss that you simply know what you would like. Don’t just say that you want a raise. Say exactly just how much you want. You might say that you simply want a 10% increase inside your salary or perhaps a 15% raise.

    Negotiate. If your employer tells you that the company can’t afford to provide you the raise you want in the moment, you are able to ask for non-monetary privileges instead like additional days of paid holiday, extra days off from function, an elevated contribution with your retirement fund, etc.
     
  2. Clint Cora

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    It may also be useful to learn what the salary ranges are at other companies for those with similar experience levels as you. Then you can determine whether your increase requests are out of line or not. Of course this should not be the only factor since different companies might have different scales and different financial performances.
     
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    Nice post. It is true that sometimes, some employee and employer misunderstood about this matter. but on my own opinion, it must be the employer who must start the conversation about their employees salary raise. They must look at their performance and thru it, give the raise they truly deserve.
     
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    Why do you say that, if an employee is confident in his or her performance and believes that they deserve a raise, surely they should ask for that raise in a professional manner?
     
  5. Gary Barzel

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    Before you speak to your boss make sure to adequately prepare your case for presentation. Make a list of all your accomplishments, and why you feel you deserve a raise. One important factor that many people tend not to think about is what to do if your boss turns you down, or doesn't give you the raise you wanted. Plan ahead what course of action you will take if this happens. You don't want to suddenly feel unappreciated and act out in anger.
     
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