How to Ask for a Raise

How to Ask for a Raise

Asking for a raise can be an awkward affair. Fear of the conversation and possible denial prevent many deserving employees from making the inquiry. Calm the concerns and increase your chances by employing the following best practices. Do Your Research Before asking...
Can You Use Inflation to Negotiate a Raise?

Can You Use Inflation to Negotiate a Raise?

Inflation directly erodes both your near-term purchasing power and your ability to save for big ticket items. But asking for an inflation-based increase is a sure-fire way to get the minimum market-based adjustment. High Potential employee lists aside, when it comes...

How to Deal with Salary Issues

Ah, the dreaded salary question. Candidates hate it. Hiring managers flub it. Even seasoned recruiters can get tongue tied when trying to navigate the increasingly sensitive legal waters surrounding the issue. It’s not surprising. Laws are changing and in many states...
The Raise-less Promotion

The Raise-less Promotion

A colleague recently asked if he should accept a promotion. Knowing he was an ambitious fellow with energy to spare, I thought it was a trick question. But then came the catch.  Although the role offered a better title and potentially more visibility, it did not come...
Salary Negotiating Guidelines

Salary Negotiating Guidelines

Many people have difficulty asking for or even discussing money. Reasons for this range from culture and upbringing to self-worth and skill set. While I’ve been a career coach for 20 years, I’m no psychologist. If you need a little couch time, meet with a qualified...

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