Money is tight and it’s not getting any cheaper to live, so it might be time to just ask for a raise.
Sure, it’s just that easy, right? Just go in, ask, and you get your money. Simple.
Not so fast… we all know it’s a lot more complicated. So what should you be looking to do when you ask for a raise?
Marci Martin with Business News Daily has some suggestions for making the most of your request:
- List your accomplishments from the past six months, the past year and your time with the company.
- Know what a competitive salary looks like for your position.
- Let your boss know what’s in it for them.
- Be confident.
- Provide your request in writing.
“Some people say there is never a perfect time to ask for a raise, but use common sense. Don’t ask for a raise at a sensitive time, such as if your company has laid people off, your department had low numbers for the quarter, or your boss is dealing with a difficult personal situation.”