- Share your goals and ask for feedback.
- Proactively communicate wins.
- Demonstrate your accomplishments and added value.
- Focus on why you deserve it (not why you need it).
- Practice your pitch and anticipate questions.
- Do your research.
- Talk about the future.
- Be prepared to hear no.
What do you say when asking for a raise at work?
Here’s an example script for asking for a raise: Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today. In my current role, I’m excited to keep working towards key company goals and grow my personal responsibilities. As a result, I’d like to discuss my salary.
How do you politely ask for salary?
Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.
Show enthusiasm for the position. If the company has asked whether you’re interested in the job, you should thank them for their message, state that the position does sound interesting, and then write “May I ask what the salary range is?”
Is it OK to ask for a raise?
If you just started a new job, or if you’re at the same job and starting a new role, Salemi says you should wait at least six months before asking for a raise. Anything sooner, she says, is “not enough time for you to prove yourself as a valuable asset to the company.”
What should you not say when asking for a raise?
Here are nine things you should never say when asking for a raise.
- I deserve a raise.
- If you don’t give me a raise, I’m leaving.
- I need more money because I’m drowning in debt.
- I’m overdue for a raise.
- Joe is making more money.
- I want an X% increase.
- You’re underpaying me.
- I do the job of 2 people.