3 ways to get a raise

The holidays are here, Black Friday is imminent and you could use a few extra bucks in your pocket. Most of us have felt that way at one time or another. If you or someone you know is contemplating asking for more money, here are three things to consider…

Know your value: Your value is a weapon in fighting for a raise. Do research by looking at salaries for comparable jobs in your field. If you’ve done your job with excellence, show evidence of that and provide reasoning for why you’re the best at what you do.

Pick a good time: Finding the right time to ask for a raise is essential. It’s always a good idea to choose a time when your value is high and your superiors know it. Completing a big project or getting new responsibilities are evidence of your worth. Avoid high stress times, like when end of the year reviews are taking place.

Practice: You may think going over a few things in your head is enough, but it’s always a good idea to practice out loud and practice on someone who (like your boss) will probably debate you. This will help you see where your argument is weak, so you can improve your pitch and go in strong.


John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details