You’ve been at it for a while, busting your butt day in and day out at your job, so much so that you’ve decided it’s about time all that hard work is rewarded. But believing you deserve a bigger paycheque is one thing, asking for it is another. Some companies might be leery about handing out raises, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s out of the question. Career experts don’t want you to be discouraged; with their tips, they’ll help you with what to say when asking for a raise. Here are 7 do’s and don’ts of getting a raise at work!
How to prepare for asking for a raise
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Timing is everything
Nicoli also warns not to catch them by surprise — because who wants that? "Schedule your meeting ahead of time and make it clear you'd like to discuss compensation, so they have a chance to reflect on your recent achievements and do their own salary research if need be."
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Consider the company’s budget cycles
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Collect good words
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Quantify your achievements
Ask for feedback — and take it seriously
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Have people in your corner
Same place, different role
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