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How To Ask For A Raise

One of the most difficult things for most of us to do is ask for a raise

Even though you should get a regular raise based on your work performance it is still very difficult for us to ask. You should never be in a position where your employer under values your work skills. So now you are ready to ask for a raise in this article I would like to give you some pointers on what you should when you are going to ask your boss for a raise.

Do some homework check and see what type of raises have been given in your company. Also check to see what others that do the same job as you do both in your company and others make. You can check with the US Labor Department's Bureau of Statistics website to see what the average salary is for your job.

You should always ask for a realistic raise. Realistic is important but is best to start a little high as most employers will usually want to come down a little. Don't leave it up to your employer to come up with a number. This is also the perfect time to bring up anything else you may want from them in terms of compensation such as benefits. This is also the time you may want to bring up the fact that in the future you want to be considered for a promotion.

You have just asked for a raise now be prepared to back up why you deserve it. Have a list of your concrete accomplishments. You never say you want a raise just because you want more money. Everyone wants more money. Make it clear they need you in this job and that you are the best person doing this job and should be rewarded accordingly.

How To Ask For A Raise

If you are asking for a raise in your head you must consider what you will do if they don't give you one. Never lose your temper and make a snap irrational decision on the spot. If you say you are going to quit you must be prepared to do so. Consider everything very carefully before you run in and ask your boss for a raise.