Are you one who is fortunate enough to have a job? If so, do you think you are fairly compensated? If you are working hard and contributing to your firm’s success, you should be rewarded accordingly, don’t you agree? You will learn the best ways to ask for a raise.
The First: You must do it diplomatically. The first way you can do this is to not make demands. The second is to not threaten to go elsewhere if you do not get your way.
The Second: You should not go see your boss without being informed. For example, it would be in your best interests to do research on what the average wage is for your industry and explain how you are underpaid, assuming you are being paid below average.
The Third: It is crucial to ask nicely. For example, it would be suitable to say, “May I please get a raise for my hard work and success?”
The Fourth: One of your best bets is to discuss your results. You need to explain how you are helping to improve the bottom line and show the figures, if you have kept records of your work.
The Fifth: It is helpful to factor in a timeline. If it has been a long time since you got your last raise, you might say, “It has been two years since you last gave me a raise. I need to earn a little more money just to keep up with inflation.”
The Sixth: It is necessary to ask at the right time – you certainly cannot afford to do it when the boss is sad or mad. If he has a secretary, you should ask her if he is in a good mood. If there is no secretary available, you should knock on your boss’s door and ask, “Is this a good time to talk with you?”
The Seventh: You must not come to your boss with nonsense. For example, you should not say you need a raise in order to buy a new television set.
The Eighth: It is great to do it during your performance review. If you are being praised, you could say, “You just said I have helped the firm bring in a lot more revenue. Because I am greatly boosting your bottom line, I deserve a substantial raise.”
You have learned the best ways to ask for a raise.