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Asking for a pay raise

Asking for a pay raise can be an uncomfortable conversation for many people. Here are some tips for how to verbally ask for a pay raise:

Schedule a meeting: When asking for a pay raise, it's important to schedule a meeting with your manager. This allows you both to prepare for the conversation and ensures you both have the time to discuss your salary.

Be prepared: Before the meeting, take some time to prepare your argument for why you deserve a pay raise. Make a list of your accomplishments, contributions to the company, and any added responsibilities that you have taken on since your last salary review.

Be confident: It's important to be confident and assertive when asking for a pay raise. Remember that you bring value to the company and that your hard work and dedication should be rewarded.

Be specific: When discussing your pay raise, be specific about the amount that you are requesting. Do your research and understand the market rate for your position and experience level.

Listen to your manager: Your manager may have some feedback or concerns that they want to discuss during the meeting. Listen to their feedback and be open to their perspective.

Follow-up: If your manager needs time to think about your request or needs to discuss it with someone else, make sure to follow up with them at a later date. This shows that you are serious about the request and interested in finding a solution that works for everyone.

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