You deserve a raise

By Anna Bahney via   Article

5 arguments you deserve a raise — that your boss can’t ignore

1. You have been an achiever, not merely a doer

… A doer is someone who focuses on tasks, while achievers focus on results. It’s the difference between ‘I wrote business plans’ and ‘I secured new business with plans I wrote’ — or ‘I managed people’ versus ‘The team I managed launched a new product that had high metrics of success XYZ.’

2. You’ve got a ‘no job too big, no job too small’ attitude

… Find ways to demonstrate that you have been the embodiment of an easy-to-work-with ‘no job too big, no job too small’ colleague and employee. … Point that out in a positive way, by showing how you enhanced and improved the workload you were given.

3. Your collegial corridor behavior is impeccable

Now, it’s not going to floor anyone if your top reasons for a raise are that you’re nice, prompt and prepared. Those are usually assumed in a workplace. But the lack of those qualities and behaviors could keep you from a raise. …

4. You’ve demonstrated growth — and you’re still growing

Everyone progressively improves over time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stop and take measure right now. Find examples of ways you have already become an asset to the company — and will doubtlessly become more valuable as you learn and grow further. … remember to be mindful and keep track of challenges you’re blowing through on your own: Otherwise you might quickly forget how hard it was to learn that new program or master that new style or work on that new contract, once you get used to it.

5. You’re a creator and innovator

If you’ve created something new — a new product, a new protocol, a new system, even, perhaps a new job for yourself — you’re on track for a raise. Supervisors appreciate it when you’re going above and beyond.’I give raises when someone exceeds my expectations, usually when employees take something on that wasn’t originally in their scope of work’ … ‘people ultimately create a position for themselves by making a suggestion, implementing it and taking ownership over it.'”



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