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You finally have the job you want. Now get the salary you deserve. Here’s how to do that!
The end of the year is the traditional time for companies to offer raises to their employees for a job well done. You’ve taken on additional responsibilities in your administrative tasks and gotten great reviews from clients and colleagues. Sadly, many people walk into their bosses office unprepared only to be disappointed to receive the standard 2 percent raise. Here’s how you can increase your chances of getting the raise you deserve!
Firstly, always be prepared by doing your research before your meeting. What salary are others in your industry earning? Are you on par? Have you taken on additional projects, mentored your peers, assisted in other departments? The answers to these questions are key in determining if a raise is warranted.
Secondly, be realistic. If you know your company had a bad year financially, you probably won’t get a huge raise no matter how much you deserve it. So, on another hand, try to negotiate an extra few days of personal time off. Perhaps ask to work from home one day a week to ease your commuting expense.
Remember, if you do not get the raise you requested, leave the door open for discussion. Do not lose your temper. Rather, it is best to stay calm and list the responsibilities over and above your job description. Then ask if you can reopen this conversation three months from now and clearly document how you save the company both time and money, while being an asset to clients.
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