The idea of asking for a raise is enough to cause anxiety for many people. As we work toward our Equilibrium Marketing Solutions career advancement goals, we learn more and more about what works and what doesn’t. Here are a few simple strategies we have found to be effective when asking for a higher salary:
- Make an Appointment in Advance: It’s best not to spring a discussion about a raise on your boss out of nowhere. We suggest arranging a meeting for a time when he or she isn’t busy. The hour right after lunch is a good option within most organizations.
- Think of the Impact You’ve Made: We reflect on the ways we’ve helped accelerate Equilibrium Marketing Solutions’ growth before we ask for pay raises. Having some concrete evidence is always helpful, so we look for examples of how we helped to reduce costs or refer great hires to the company.
- Rehearse What to Say: It’s a good idea to have a basic script in mind before you go into a meeting about a raise. We rehearse for these meetings much as we would for big speeches, using friends or coworkers as stand-ins for top decision makers within our firm. Through their feedback, we make adjustments that lead to more compelling pitches.
We use these strategies to confidently ask for raises when we feel we deserve them. Learn more of our career advancement methods by checking out the Equilibrium Marketing Solutions Newswire.