10 Tips for Negotiating a Raise

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Don’t talk about personal reasons for wanting a raise, like your expenses.

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Your request needs to be all about your value to the company, not about the fact that your rent is going up or that you have bills to pay. Employers don’t pay people based on each person’s own financial needs. Stick to reasons that are about business and your value to the company.

Next: Don’t compare your salary to your co-workers’.


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