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How to Get a Raise


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How to Get a Raise

  1. Rule #1: You actually have to do stuff.
  2. Rule #2: Avoid threats and taunts.
  3. Rule #3: Never bluff your boss. Do your research.
  4. Rule #4: Only talk numbers to numbers people.* * Your boss may be ego-driven, not numbers- driven.
  5. Rule #5: Talking louder is seldom an effective persuasion strategy.
  6. Rule #6: Never inflate results. Trust is more important than short-term wins.
  7. Rule #7: Don’t obsess over whether you are treated fairly. Obsess over results.
  8. Rule #8: No surprises. Ever.
  9. Rule #9: Look the salary you want to earn.
  10. Rule #10: Don’t overcommit.
  11. Rule #11: If you screw up, admit it. Then fix it.
  12. Rule #12: Be yourself. Life is too long to fake a role.
  13. Rule #13: Relax. There is no Rule 13.
  14. Rule #14: Pay more attention to the details of your business than your boss does.
  15. Rule #15: Don’t hang yourself. Only promise results you KNOW you can deliver.
  16. Rule #16: Don’t waffle. If you promised “Ultra,” deliver Ultra.
  17. Rule #17: Keep your cool. Anger causes tunnelvision.
  18. Rule #18: Do not get full of yourself. Always show respect.
  19. Rule #19: When you get feedback, actually listen to it.
  20. Rule #20: Ask for a raise after you have mastered Rules 1 to 19.
  21. Created by ghostwriter Bruce Kasanoff Linked In: 210+ articles | Profile Slideshare: 40+ free decks Website: Phone: 203.341.9448 Email: All images by Ollyy/Shutterst ock! This presentation was formerly titled, “20 Ways to Sell Ideas to Your Boss”.
  22. This may be shocking, but it is time to go back to work.