Ways On Increasing Your Chances Of Getting That Raise

It can sometimes be difficult to get a raise at your current job. Nowadays, lot of companies are downsizing and people are out of work. However, it can be frustrating to work very hard and never see a increase in your pay.

Here are 7 suggestions on how to increase your chances of getting a raise at your place of employment.

1. Stay Longer At The Office

Stay Longer At The Office

Learn about Productivity

Make it a habit to come into your office before your boss does. When your supervisor enters the office, make sure that he sees you.  If you decide to work some extra hours, make sure you alert your boss about your intentions. The important thing is to let your manager know your doing the extra work.  Your manager will appreciate the time that you are willing to put in for the sake of the company.

2. Help Out Your Boss

Help Out Your Boss

Boost Your Creativity

If your supervisor needs some extra help, then be the first person to help out. Your manager will take notice. Even if you don’t get a raise, it is important to be on good terms with your supervisor. Most importantly, be thankful that you have a job and that your not unemployed.

3.  See How Your Manager Reacts

See How Your Manager Reacts

Deal with Rejection

Its important to see how your supervisor reacts if you decide to talk to him or her about getting a pay increase. Make sure that you find the right time to talk to your boss. When you do ask for a raise see what the initial reaction is from your boss. This will let you know what your manager thinks about your inquiry for a salary increase.

4.  Know How Your Company Works

Know How Your Company Works

Habits for Better Work

It is important to know how pay structure works in your  place of employment. Talk to  Human Resources or Payroll and inquire about how the pay rate structures work.  You could schedule a meeting with HR and talk about what financial opportunities your company has to offer. Another idea is to talk to your boss and see what he or she has to say. It is important to be friendly regardless who you talk to.  

5.  Talk To Other People

Talk To Other People

Team Building Techniques

Make an effort to talk to your friends about what you would like to do.  It is a good idea to consider what your peers have to say about your situation. Ask your friends and relatives on what they think that you should do. These people know you and they can give you additional insights that you may be overlooking.

6. Do What Works For You

Do What Works For You

Set Smart Goals

In the end, you need to do what is best for you. If you need an increase in pay and your manager won’t help you out, then you have to decide what works best for you. A person needs to sit down with their family and discuss what would be the best option in making more money at their job.

7.  Always Consider Your Options

Always Consider Your Options

Always Have Choices

When talking with your loved ones, its important to consider all of your options. Do your homework and develop a plan that will help you financially and also increase your job satisfaction. Do not rush into working for the company that gives you the most money.  Remember that money is important but its also important that you enjoy the work that you do.

ByStan Popovich

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. Stan’s book has over 400 book reviews.

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