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There are some good tips here, but it is a little short on the rationale for getting a raise, and employees would be more successful if they prepared the request using data and criteria that the company uses when considering a pay raise--market rates, increased duties, internal inequities, etc.


Thanks for the link! :-)

Note to Frank G.:

Thanks for clicking through Ann's posting to my blog. If you continue to click through to prior postings I referenced on "Asking for a Raise" and "Getting the Salary You Want" you'll see that we are in agreement that employees should have market data and sound business rationale in hand when having the salary discussion with their manager.

Best Wishes -
The Career Encourager

Many people have been assisted in their efforts to get a raise by my e-book, How To Get A Raise and Not Shoot Yourself In The Foot. It's available at www.commonsenseatwork.com along with my free semi-monthly newsletter, The Career Accelerator (c).


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