4 Surefire Ways to Get the Raise You Deserve

4 Surefire Ways to Get the Raise You Deserve

You work hard and smart. You put your nose to the grindstone, and receive showers of praise. Don’t you think your salary should match that? We get it, asking for a raise can seem intimidating. But you shouldn’t let asking for a raise intimidate you; it should empower you! Standing up and getting your true worth, both financially and professionally, is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Here are some surefire ways to get the raise you deserve: Realize you can get it! In a recent Glamour survey, they found only 43 percent of women surveyed had asked for a raise over the course of their careers — but out of those 43 percent, a whopping 75 percent received raises when they asked. Remember, if you’re working hard,  the discussion to get the raise you deserve is something an employer will expect – if you ask for a salary bump the right way, the worst an employer can do is put the discussion on the table for a later time. Make a roadmap Employers want someone who is in it for more than the money, and you want the professional challenges and to get the raise you deserve. That’s why you shouldn’t just ask for a raise; you should make a career road map.  If you aim higher than just money by talking about what you both see in your future for the organization, it’s a win-win for both of you. Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, says, “That gives your manager a chance to think about the projects and priorities you’re describing,...