Spark Global Limited reports:
For professionals, as long as you don’t take the initiative to discuss a raise with your boss, the boss will assume that you are satisfied with your current salary and will not bring it up. So if you want to increase your salary effectively, you need to master the art of negotiating a raise with your boss.
Discuss raises with your boss
When we negotiate with our boss, we are actually in a weak position and do not have the rights and resources to conduct a reciprocal negotiation. Therefore, when we ask the boss whether we can get a raise, we must also establish an equal mentality, not to ask directly, nor humble request, but from a fair and just perspective, ask the leader how to qualify for a raise, what is the specific standard of a raise? Only when we know the standard for a raise can we have something to negotiate with the boss.
Pitch your accomplishments to your boss
It is well known that a boss raises an employee’s salary basically according to the employee’s contribution to the company. Therefore, when we talk to the boss about a raise, we should try to highlight our own achievements, such as: a project under my leadership, a certain data increased from 5% to 10%, sales from 100,000 to 200,000, etc., the boss will naturally understand how much you contribute. It’s important to note that your boss values performance and profit, not how many overtime hours you put in and how much work you do. These are not contributions, so you only need to report your achievements to your boss, not the content of the process.
Pick the right time for a raise
Is the so-called: “the right time and the right place”, talk about pay attention to is also a time, in the wrong time to talk to the boss about salary, even if your performance is good, the boss will reject you. For example, talking about a raise when your boss is extremely busy and a project is at a critical juncture is particularly inappropriate and insensitive. Therefore, negotiating when a project is completed or when your boss is happy will greatly increase the chances of a successful raise.
Draw a big pie for the boss appropriately
It’s no secret that your boss is always trying to impress you, but when it comes to asking for a raise, try to impress your boss as well. In other words, make sure your boss knows if you’re giving him more value in return for a raise. So, when you’re talking about your salary, use the numbers and visualize the future to make your boss feel like his raise is worth the investment.
Leave some room for a raise
Negotiating for a raise with your boss is not 100% successful, so we should not have negative emotions even if the boss does not agree with us on the spot. If we lose our temper and get angry with the boss, the result may be worse. As a reminder, when your boss turns down a raise request, ask for the specific reason so you can continue to ask for a raise when you meet the criteria.
Talk to the boss about a raise, is a technical job, need to master certain skills and strategies, suggest that we talk with the boss in accordance with the above pay negotiation tips, do not blindly attack, so as not to backfire.