How To Score A Raise In 2013

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How To Score A Raise In 2013
You know you deserve it!

Carol Frohlinger, J.D., Co-founder, Negotiating Women, Inc., told Women & Co. in a recent article, “Even if your boss is your biggest fan and believes you deserve a raise, chances are he or she will be facing some constraints, limitations, and/or parameters. Figure out what they are, and then identify smart, creative ways to rise above them.” If you’re lobbying for a raise for yourself or other people you manage, you might want to demonstrate how you and your team can work more cost-effectively to free up more money in the budget for compensation, for example.

PRACTICE.

Think about what your boss might say in response to your request. How will you answer? If a raise is off the table, you might want to ask about alternative forms of compensation, like professional training or a one-time bonus. If your boss asks you how much you want, what will you say? The more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be.

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