7 Ways to Get a Raise!

7 Ways to Get a Raise!

 7 Ways to Get a Raise!

Asking for more money is hard, but stress no more we’ve got you covered here at The Savvy Young Professional. (Just make sure you slide us a cut). Here are a few ways to get a raise!

1. Dress for the job you want.

This is simple, but so very essential. If you want the C-Suite job you have to dress for the part. Even if you work in the mail room, it is important that you look ready to take a promotion at a moments notice.

2. Take inventory.

The best time to rework your resume is when you are gearing up to ask for a raise. Sit down, grab a notebook and write down all of the things you have learned in your current position. Add all of you new skills to your resume and make sure to highlight your newest skills first.

3. Act now ask later.

When you think you’re ready for a raise, start to take on a little more responsibility around the workplace; the trick to this is to make sure you do this without someone having to ask you. When it’s time for you to ask for more mula, your boss will be more than ready to sign a bigger paycheck so you can get a raise.

4. Work the numbers.

One mistake that many people make when looking for ways to get a raise is that they, well, ask for a raise. When taking the big step to ask for more money, it’s a must that you have an idea of exactly how much you want. Work the numbers to figure out how much you need to ask for and be sure that it is an actual dollar amount or percentage.

5. Start with why.

When you ask for more money, you’ll be met with many questions. The first being “Why?” To make the conversation end on a good note, be ready to explain why your time and skills are worth more money than you are currently getting.

6. Make it comfortable.

When setting up a meeting to ask for more money location is very important. You want to make sure that the decision maker is in their comfort zone. Ask yourself what type of setting would be comfortable for your boss. Does he or she hate formal meetings? Invite them to their favorite restaurant to talk business. If your boss is the type that loves structure and formalities, inviting him out to a sports bar to talk numbers might not be the best idea.

7. Prepare for the NO.

So you do all of this work and then your boss tells you No. You could look at this as a fail but the reality is that getting a no the first time can work to your advantage. If your boss gives you a no, ask them to explain to you what you could do or other ways to get a raise. Another question you might ask is, are there any skills or education that you could acquire in order to get a yes in the future. Getting a no opens up opportunity to get play by play instructions on how to get a yes the next time around.

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