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By Carole Copeland Thomas, MBA, CDMP, CITM
Sources: Business Insider, Forbes, Robert Half, The Balance
I’ve sorted through some of the best resources in the marketplace and created a list of nine responses/questions to use when asking for a raise. Take a look and determine your best course of action.
Don’t forget to read my September 22nd Blog, “Five Key Negotiating Tips For Women” for more resources on planning your gameplay for financial success.
-Carole Copeland Thomas
Here are your nine responses:
"I'm glad you agree I'm doing such a good job, which is why I was surprised when I recently discovered that I'm making less than most people in comparable positions. How can we fix that?"
"How can I improve in my role to ensure a pay raise in the future?"
"If I ever wanted to talk about my salary, how and when would that happen?"
“I’m hoping we can sit down, and I’d like to make the case to you for revisiting my salary.”
“I was hoping we could talk about my salary. I’ve taken on a number of new responsibilities over the last year, such as [fill in the blank], and I’d like to discuss increasing my salary to a level that reflects that.”
“I love the work I do here and want to stay with the company long-term. That said, my understanding of the market is that I should be making X.”
"What would it take for me to earn a raise in the future?"
“I saved the company $67,000 this year by creating automatic AP alerts to get checks out for early payment discounts. With that achievement, is there a reason why my salary can’t be adjusted upward?"
"I believe that my increasing contributions to the company and my new qualifications justify a pay raise."
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