By Lisa Gates | Monday, December 29, 2014
You’ve had a fantastic year, a great review and you’re ready to ask for a raise and/or a promotion Excellent goal.
First, let’s define “ready.” If you’ve taken stock of your accomplishments, prepped a story or two that frames your undeniable value, investigated the health of your company, and researched your market value, then you’ve done your preparation (see yesterday’s article to tackle those steps).
Yesterday we showed you how to plan and research your ask. Today’s article is all about strategy.
Follow these five steps and see how to get promoted and get that raise:
By Lisa Gates | Sunday, December 28, 2014
With 2015 days away, it’s a great time to take a look at what you accomplished this year:
You’ve worked hard, produced results, added value to projects that may have been outside your prescribed expectations, deepened your experience and capacity, and repeatedly demonstrated your current and future potential.
Yep, you’re all that. So it’s time to negotiate for that raise and/or promotion.
By Tom Geller | Friday, October 24, 2014
By Lisa Gates | Tuesday, August 20, 2013
When you open a salary discussion with the question “Is it negotiable?” you’ve weakened your position out of the gate by implying that you’d accept the salary even if it isn’t negotiable. You’re better off assuming that everything is negotiable. Prepare to open and close your next salary conversation strong by watching my course Negotiation Fundamentals, and Valerie Sutton’s course Negotiating Your Salary.
Here are a few tips that you can use when approaching your next salary negotiation:
First, determine your fair market value using salary research tools such as salary.com or payscale.com. Next, prioritize each element of your compensation package so you’re clear on exactly what you need, and what you’re willing to concede. Now it’s time to negotiate.
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