Approaching your boss for a raise or promotion can be one of the most anxiety-inducing experiences imaginable. We’ve put together 10 useful tips to ease that anxiety, and more importantly, help you get the job or salary increase you’re after.
1) Build Your Case and Present It
Asking for a salary raise is similar to negotiating with a seller. Your objectives as an employee are often at odds with the interests of the company – they want to pay as little as possible, you want to get paid as much as possible. Present your case the way you would if you were arguing a case in front of a judge – you need to convince your boss that you’re a great asset and that you’re worth far more to the company than they’re currently paying you.