Strategy

A 30-step plan to getting the raise you deserve

It’s crucial to know how to ask for a raise, but many Americans have never done it. Knowing when to ask for a raise can also be tricky. Asking for a raise could improve your income in the short- and long-term. And if you don’t ever ask, failing to negotiate […]
A 30-step plan to getting the raise you deserve
Strategy

Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.

Awkward silences can work to your benefit in salary negotiations, according to Melissa Dahl’s book, “Cringeworthy.” Too many people make the mistake of talking too much – and sabotaging their chances of success – when they’re nervous. The media exec Joanna Coles has said she uses the awkward-silence strategy to […]
Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation. Here’s how to use them without coming off as nervous or unprepared.
Strategy

7 questions to ask yourself before gunning for a raise

Asking for a raise is notoriously nerve-racking. So it helps to be as prepared as possible. Below is a series of questions you’ll want to ask yourself before petitioning your boss for more money. Those questions focus on timing, job performance history, and other potential perks to negotiate. Asking for […]
7 questions to ask yourself before gunning for a raise
Strategy

How much money to ask for during your next salary negotiation

Knowing how much money to ask for in a salary negotiation is crucial for any job seeker. Asking for 10% to 20% more than what you’re currently making isn’t a bad idea. But you’re going to have to put in some research before you just go with that formula. How […]
How much money to ask for during your next salary negotiation