To a lot of us, the idea of asking for a raise is hugely intimidating. So many talented professionals are currently underpaid for their work simply because they're not sure of how to appropriately approach the conversation of increasing their salary. It doesn't have to be as daunting as you may think!
Unlocking the next stage of your career development is easy if you're aware of what strategies to use, and what mistakes to avoid. We've put together our best Do's & Don'ts when it comes to negotiating your salary increase. One of the biggest bits of advice we could pass on would be to consider your approach tactfully and know your strategy before initiating the conversation.
Another tip: it's really helpful to know the average salary for your job so you can determine if you're being compensated fairly. Keeping an eye on industry trends helps you to be aware of when you should ask for a raise. It also helps you avoid the mistake of offending your employer or wasting the time debating if you deserve it.
Now, let's get into it!
The Do's and Don'ts:
If you have the conversation and don't get the increase; make sure you're clear on
Mastering the art of negotiating a raise is an incredibly helpful skill to learn. If you can confidently navigate the conversation with tact and understand the nuances of requesting a higher salary, you will position yourself for success and enhance your career progression.
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