Asking for a raise can be a daunting task. But sometimes you feel like you're performing well but not being compensated properly. It's time to do something about it.
Job experts say there are three things you can do to better your chances of getting that raise.
Find the best time to ask for raise. Asking for that raise on day when your boss is stressed out is never a good move. Nor is asking when you're fully aware of financial difficulties within the company. Also, be aware of budgetary cycles - you might be due a raise, but your boss might have any control over it.
Respond well if your request is denied. So the answer is no. Be prepared on how to respond. Your reaction could determine future moves at your job. You might say, “I’m disappointed, but thanks for considering my request.” Then shift the conversation to discussing a plan you and your boss could put into place to help you reach your salary goals.
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