When (And How) To Ask For A Raise
Asking for a raise is probably as hard as breaking up with your high school boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s something that you know you need to do in order to grow, but you’re not sure exactly when and how to do it. Related: 5 Ways To Get A Raise (Without Asking) This article will explore ways in which you can ask for a raise and help you to get the timing right. (In the rare case that you get denied and decide to quit your job altogether, view this video before handing in your resignation)
When To Ask For A RaiseIn this case, it’s a bit easier to establish when NOT to ask for a raise. These are the times that it might NOT work out too well:
- During a review - this way your boss will have compiled all the reasons why he shouldn’t be giving you a raise and he will be the one with the facts and numbers.
- When you are emotional - approaching the conversation when you are angry or sad will definitely not set the right tone for the talk to take place.
- During layoffs - they probably had to let someone go because they cannot afford them. Instead of getting a raise, you might just be shown the door.
- You already got a raise this year - okay, now you might just be over-eager.