There’s no doubt about it, asking for a raise can be nerve-wracking. It means putting yourself out there, and, um, fear of rejection, anyone?
In fact, fear alone is why so many of us don’t even ask in the first place. Not to mention it can be hard to decide how much you’re worth at a company, and harder still to ask for it once you’ve come up with your magic number. How do you initiate the conversation with your boss? When do you do it? What should you expect?
We know how important this subject is, and that’s why we compiled a list of articles that’ll motivate you to ask for—and get—a big ol’ raise!
Have this one on repeat: You have to be valued more by your company to make more money at your company. Here’s how to level-up your value.
You’ve got to overcome the discomfort attached to this conversation if you care about advancing your career. And you know you do.
Just because you’re going to get a raise automatically, that doesn’t mean you can’t ask for more. In fact, this is your chance to ask for a big bump. Here’s how—and when to do it.
Contrary to popular belief, your annual review might not be the best time to bring the topic. If you’re rocking it at your job, are up for another role elsewhere, or are just plain killing it—there’s no better time than the present.
This video is funny, but also pretty insightful when it comes to understanding what your boss is thinking.
Don’t let the money fool you. Sometimes just asking is the best reward you can give yourself.
Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, learn from eight people who went for it and got pleasing results.
So you think you deserve a bump? This worksheet is all you need to make a sound case for yourself.
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