How To Ask for a Raise:

The Ultimate Guide To Get What You’re Worth

Are you underpaid and want to make more? The quickest way to a better salary is to ask for a raise. Yet getting a raise involves much more than just popping the question.

You'll need to show your boss how valuable you are to the company and how they stand to benefit from giving you a raise.

Want to know the right way to ask so you'll get the pay bump you deserve? Here is the ultimate guide to getting a raise.

Prepare Ahead of Time

Prepping beforehand goes a long way. While this shouldn't be too complicated, there are some specific things you'll want to cover before asking for a raise.

Brainstorm Your Value and Accomplishments

First, make a list of the top ways in which you bring value to the company and your most significant accomplishments. Think of concrete examples showcasing your talent and how the company has benefitted from your employment.

Also, list any certifications, training, or degrees you've obtained since getting hired or your last performance review. Finally, highlight any specialized skills you have. If your expertise is a rarity in the field, that's worth noting too.

Take Inventory of Your Job Duties

Look at what job duties were listed for your role when you first started working. Has your company added more responsibilities but not increased your pay? Don't forget to mention if your responsibilities have increased.

Researching Pay Scale

A pivotal element to landing a pay raise is knowing the pay scale of your current job. You must know your worth to prevent getting underpaid. Imagine how awkward it would be if the top of the salary range for your job is a $30 hourly wage, and you ask for a $50 hourly wage.

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