How to Ask for a Raise & Set the Stage for an Easy YES
Jul 29, 2021
To get paid what we’re worth, we often have to renegotiate our current salary and ask for a raise, but how do you even bring it up and start that conversation.
It’s natural to feel a bit unsure and even nervous about approaching your employer to discuss compensation, but if you elegantly lay the groundwork, you can bring yourself closer to the outcome you want.
What is the right (and wrong) time for this conversation? How do you set the stage for as much success as humanly possible?
In this episode, I share how to start the conversation about getting a raise and helpful tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way.
Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
- Why you shouldn’t bring a raise up out of the blue
Humans in general and people in power especially, don’t like to be caught off guard. How do you set yourself up for a better outcome by prefacing the conversation?
- How to get a better package if money isn’t on the table
If you’ve missed the window to negotiate for a higher salary, don’t feel defeated. What are some of the pot sweeteners and perks we can still grab?
- The worst time to ask someone about your raise
Ultimately, in a negotiation, we’re just having a conversation with another human being. Why do we also have to consider their emotional state?