Securing That Much Deserved Pay Increase


Do you feel like you have been stuck on the same rate of pay for far too long? Do you feel like you have more responsibilities now but this is not reflected in your salary? If so, it sounds like it is time to talk to your boss about a pay increase. Of course, this can be a difficult conversation to have, and you are probably feeling a bit nervous about the whole thing. Fear not, as we have just the tips you need below… 

Don’t Be Scared  

The worst thing that can happen is that your boss will say ‘no’ to your request for a pay increase, and so you really have nothing to fear. You won’t lose anything by asking for a pay rise, but you do need to go about it in the correct manner, which is exactly what we will discuss below. 

Arm Yourself With Reasons 

Before you ask for a pay increase, you need to make sure you are prepared for the conversation. You can’t simply enter the discussion and say you want a pay rise but have no reasons for requesting it. You need to back up what you are saying, for example, you may have more responsibilities now or you may work longer hours. Perhaps you have received great client feedback or exceeded your targets? Make sure your reasons are concrete and related to your performance. One of the biggest mistakes people make is requesting an increase because of their personal circumstances. You cannot ask for a pay rise just because you have had a baby or you are on hard times. 

Increase Your Worth 

If the points we have discussed above, i.e. having a reason for requesting a pay increase, have left you feeling a bit unsure as to whether you deserve an increase, why not boost your worth before you enter into the conversation? There are numerous ways you can do this, for example, you could take an online training course relating to your job. You can do everything from accounting to electrical engineering degree online today, so this is something you can easily do alongside your job. 

Furthermore, you can boost your worth by working harder to exceed your targets. Perhaps you could ask for more responsibilities? Think outside the box and how you can provide value to your employer.

Conclusion

So there you have it: all of the tips that you need in order to secure a pay rise successfully. If you follow the advice that has been presented above, you will give yourself a great chance of securing a pay increase at your current place of employment. And remember, what is the worst that can happen? Your employer can say no, and this doesn’t change anything, so you won’t find yourself in a worse position. Plus, your employer will know that you aren’t happy, and so you will be first in line for a pay increase in the future if you continue to prove yourself.


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