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Ask For A Raise or Promotion
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Ask For A Raise or Promotion
Ask For A Raise or Promotion
Ask For A Raise or Promotion
Ask For A Raise or Promotion
Ask For A Raise or Promotion
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Ask For A Raise or Promotion

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Think you deserve a raise or promotion? You may have to convince your boss that you're worth it. …

Think you deserve a raise or promotion? You may have to convince your boss that you're worth it.

Here are some quick, helpful tips to get you started.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

Published in: Career, Business
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  • 1. Employee &amp; Job-Seeker Tip <br />Ask For <br />A<br />Promotion<br />Or <br />Raise<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  • 2. 1<br />.<br />PREPARE <br />TO <br />IMPRESS<br />
  • 3. 1.1 GATHER EVIDENCE OF YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS<br /><ul><li>Have you earned such things as a...
  • 4. recommendation for a job well done?
  • 5. thank you note from a colleague?
  • 6. award for your accomplishments?
  • 7. endorsement from clients / suppliers?</li></li></ul><li>1.2 COLLECT EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK <br /><ul><li>Assemble samples of the following if </li></ul> they apply to you...<br /><ul><li> spreadsheets you’ve produced
  • 8. proposals that you’ve written
  • 9. reports you’ve edited
  • 10. important memo’s you’ve responded</li></ul> to in a timely manner<br /><ul><li> meetings you’ve run
  • 11. projects you’ve managed successfully</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />POSITION<br />YOURSELF <br />EFFECTIVELY<br />
  • 12. 2.1 CHOOSE YOUR BEST ACHIEVEMENTS <br /> AND EXAMPLES<br /><ul><li>Sort through your “evidence of achievements” from Slide 1.1, and “work samples” from Slide 1.2
  • 13. Pick the top examples that relate back to your Key Results Areas that you and your boss agreed to focus on earlier in the year
  • 14. If you have any evidence or samples that relate to activities you’ve performed that aren’t in your Key Results Areas (maybe you’ve volunteered to sit on a Green Committee, or run the United Way charity campaign in your office), have these ready too</li></li></ul><li>2.2 MAKE A COMPELLING CASE FOR WHY <br /> YOU’VE EARNED IT <br /><ul><li>Have you helped reduce expenses? Did you develop a new idea that boosted your team’s output? Were you able to contribute to an increase in sales, reduced turnover, faster turnaround times, or other measures?
  • 15. Be ready to describe how each of your “evidence of achievements” from Slide 1, and “work samples” from Slide 4, tie directly into your accomplishments
  • 16. Show how your efforts have gone above and beyond the expectations you and your boss had set in advance</li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />PROPOSE THE MEETING<br /> AND <br />PRESENT CONFIDENTLY<br />
  • 17. 3.1 SCHEDULE YOUR MEETING STRATEGICALLY <br /><ul><li>Pick a time that’s convenient for your boss. Be flexible
  • 18. If you know that there’s a certain day of the week or time of day that your boss is more likely to be receptive to your proposal, try to schedule your meeting for that slot
  • 19. Provide alternate times to your boss so that your request for a meeting isn’t deferred indefinitely</li></li></ul><li>3.2 SEND SUMMARY IN ADVANCE <br /><ul><li> Alert your boss to the highlights of your</li></ul> accomplishments in the “Meeting Request”<br /> you submit<br /><ul><li> Be brief: use point form just like in your </li></ul> resume <br /><ul><li> Quantify the results you’ve produced, where possible, by using dollar figures and numbers</li></li></ul><li>3.3 PRESENT WITH CONFIDENCE <br /><ul><li> Rehearse before your meeting just like you might </li></ul> with a job interview<br /><ul><li> Use the examples and samples you bring with you to</li></ul> the meeting as props (show them while you talk<br /> about your achievements)<br /><ul><li> Practice handling possible objections and</li></ul> anticipating questions<br /><ul><li> Try to set a date for when your boss agrees to</li></ul> respond to your request for this raise or promotion<br />
  • 20. more on this topic:<br />Asking For A Salary Increase<br />more career advice:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca<br />join us on:<br />

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