Thursday, February 2, 2012

When asking for a raise


It costs a lot to find and train a new person. So bear that in mind when asking for a raise. You have one hole card.

Cameron Polom, AZ Republic, Feb 1, 2012, interviewed some experts and they advise…

Setting goals. Think about your career path—where are you heading.

Research the position you want—or do you think you warrant more money in your present position? Think it through.

Try to become more of a leader—volunteer to train others, for example.

Step up and offer to take something specific off the boss’s plate.

Watch your timing. Know when your next review is. Work toward it.

And be innovative—find a way to do more with less or adapt or invent a new product or way of doing things.

I have learned over the years, that you have to ask—people don’t usually volunteer more money.

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