A lot of people often feel over worked and under paid. There are several factors to consider if you are worthy of a pay raise. Take Louis Douglas’ great advice and check out his segment on FOX 35 Good Day Orlando for some additional tips!
Do Your Research
Understanding what the market value is for someone in your same position is crucial when asking for a raise. Take some time to explore what the salary range is for your position and where your experience level reflects on this scale. Your boss is not fully aware of your day-to-day tasks, so it is important to compile your accomplishments to show your supervisor the quality of work you produce and how you are a valuable asset to the company.
Talk to the Right People
Communicating with different superiors in your office can provide you with insight and assist in gaining support for your request. Speaking with your HR representative is a great step to make to ensure the appropriate parameters for requesting a raise. Voice your decision to your immediate supervisor, they may have budgetary authority to grant your request, and therefore, is the person you would meet with regarding your pay. A supervisor can always provide advice on how to approach the topic of a pay raise with the boss, and whether you can count on their support for your request.
Rehearse Your Speech
Before walking into your boss’ office, take a quick stop into the nearest restroom, look into the mirror and give yourself a pep talk. Role play your conversation and talk through any possible rebuttals your supervisor may have. A good trick is to put on your game face, lift your arms into the air in a victory pose and say, " I earned this raise and I am worthy of a higher income!" This action tends to increase your self-esteem and sense of success, confidence is key when you are meeting to discuss a pay raise.
The follow-up is the most important part of completing this request. In most cases, when requesting a pay raise you will not receive an immediate answer. When requesting your raise set a follow-up date with your boss to find out the outcome. Keep in mind that within the window of time your actions reflect the raise you requested!
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