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How to ask for a raise at work

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If you have been working hard and feel that you deserve a raise, you will need to ask yourself some questions first. It is always important to be very prepared when asking for a raise, and truly believe that you are worthy of a pay increase. These tips can help prepare you to ask for a raise.

Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by kris in category Other.
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Do not ask for a raise unless you daily go above and beyond your job’s description Report Abuse
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Understand that your company may not have the money to pay you more Report Abuse
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Do not lie and say that you have another job lined up Report Abuse
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If you truly believe that you deserve a raise, be brave and ask Report Abuse
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Do not ask for a raise simply because you have been at the company for a long time Report Abuse
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Ask for a raise at a time when you have recently proven your worth Report Abuse
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Find out who issues pay raises at your company Report Abuse
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Research typical salaries for someone with your skills and experience Report Abuse
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Make a list of your accomplishments with the company Report Abuse
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Highlight times when you worked overtime to complete a project Report Abuse
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Show times when you have taken initiative Report Abuse
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Highlight ability to train others , if applicable Report Abuse
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You can negotiate for more benefits within the company instead of money Report Abuse
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Compromise or haggle, be flexible Report Abuse
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Ask for a raise in private Report Abuse
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Be confident and positive when asking for a raise Report Abuse
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Whatever the answer, thank your boss for taking the time to meet with you Report Abuse
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Never take a “no” answer personally Report Abuse
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If no is the answer, feel free to ask again in a few months Report Abuse
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If the answer is “yes” make sure that necessary pay raise paperwork is filled out Report Abuse
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