Navigating Your Way to a Good Raise
You've been on the job long enough to prove your worth to the team, but the annual raise that accompanies your review hovers around the annual inflation rate. What should you do when you feel you're worth more? Career experts say that the art of negotiation is worth learning before you knock on your supervisor's door. Before putting forth a request, you should:
Now you're ready to negotiate. Remember that a relaxed, rational demeanor will help ensure that your supervisor hears your request and takes it seriously. Be sure to take any documentation with you that will bolster your case, and be patient. Salary increases outside the norm can take time to make their way through corporate channels. You'll be rewarded for your hard work if all the right ingredients are in place.