Life Lessons: Dos and don'ts for getting a pay raise
Want more money in your paycheck?
A survey from the American Psychological Association last year found one in three Americans reported feeling stressed out, underpaid, and overworked. And getting a raise can sometimes feel out of your control.
But experts say neither being too aggressive nor too quiet will get what you want, but here ís what will:
Start by researching your worth.
Use salary comparison websites to find out what your job is worth.
Use the research you've done with your accomplishments to present a case to your boss. Make sure you sell yourself instead of begging.
Choose a time after completing a challenging project to approach your boss about the raise.
But don't ask after you missed your goals or your company had a bad sales month.
If your boss turns down your request, don't get discouraged.
Instead, ask what you could do to merit the raise, or try asking for a bonus instead of a salary increase.
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