asking for a raise
As December approaches, thoughts turn to the office party, Secret Santa, treats in the company kitchen and, most of all, preparing for an extended break. However, for many professionals the thought of rehashing the past year at their end-of-the year review can be troubling and anxiety producing.
The answers are within us. We have everything we need to create the lives we want. Getting clear is the starting point. An old Chinese proverb says, "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is today."
I researched the typical salary for my position, consulted mentors and confidants, practiced my points countless times, and found inspiration and confidence from several influential businesswomen I admire. Here's what I learned from each of these inspirational women on asking for the salary you deserve...
If you're thinking about asking a raise, you may want to spend a few minutes pondering how you'll actually sound when you
If you ask for a raise, you have a pretty good chance of getting one.
Comments like Nadella's show it's time for women to take action on their own behalf, whether seeking pay increases, promotions, or leadership roles.
I wish I could say that realizing my worth was a one-time event, but it wasn't. It's a journey. The fear never really goes away, but I'm learning how to manage it better.
Euler has a few pieces of advice for workers of both genders who plan to ask for more money: Realize you're not going to
And if it goes badly, take yourself out of the office before you get to this place, There's going to be a time when you want
One of the most important skills we learn as girls is the ability to ask without knowing the outcome: to apply for an opportunity we might not get, to raise our hand even if we don't know the right answer, to ask for what we want even if the answer will surely be no.
Hard work isn't all it's cracked up to be. Performance is only loosely tied to who succeeds.
Chances are that you accepted your current primary job with the initial salary offer. You were happy to get the job and you did not want to tick off your future manager so you accepted what was offered. You most likely are underpaid if that is what you did.