How To Get Or Ask For a Pay Rise

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The things you should know before you ask for a pay rise should be able to affect your pay rise success. Know your worth, choose your moment and always ask for more than you think you will get.

Everybody knows what they want and how to get it. Follow these additional tips:

Improve your personal profile- dress appropriately for the job and make sure you are always clean and tidy. Be confident, positive and energetic (but don't go over the top)

Know your worth- find out your salary benchmark internally and externally, and whether you are easily replaceable. But keep it to yourself, it's best not to let on to colleagues that you're planning to ask for a rise.

Rate your performance- make a list of all the targets you have been set in your job --have you met them or exceeded them?

Choose your moment - ask your boss for a formal meeting to discuss your salary, but make sure the timing's right. Approach them before your annual salary review, or when the company is performing well and profits are good. Don't arrange a meeting when you, or the company, is under-performing.

Make your case - your main aim is to convince your boss that you are being underpaid for the value you bring to the organization. You need to cover the current situation, the reason why the current situation is unrealistic and your proposed solution. Put this proposal in writing - it gives you an agenda to follow at the meeting and ensures you won't forget any key points.

Always ask for more than you think you will get - this way you have room to manoeuvre. Your boss will probably try and talk you down to a more reasonable figure so have an absolute minimum (but don't announce it) you will settle for. That way your boss will think they have stayed in control and you will have got what you want.

Don't try blackmail - if you threaten that you will resign if you don't get what you want, they may take you up on it. No-one is as irreplaceable as they'd like to think they are.

Handle objections without losing out - if your boss claims they don't have the funds, or that you are earning the maximum for your job, suggest performance related pay, a backdated rise later in the year, or a promotion enabling you to enter the next salary bracket. But make sure these terms are put in writing.       o   n't have the funds, or that you are earning the maximum for your job, suggest performance related pay, a backdated rise later in the year, or a promotion enabling you to enter the next salary bracket. But make sure these terms are put in writing.

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