How to Ask For a Raise

By on June 5, 2013

Fewer things are more nerve wracking than standing up for yourself and asking for a raise. After all, in today’s struggling economy, you should just be happy that you have a job at all, right? Wrong. If you are being underpaid and undervalued for the work that you are doing at your job, it is time to man or woman up and ask for the raise you deserve.

March right in there and give them a piece of your mind!

Or you know what, don’t do that.

You see, the thing is, most employers are not actively trying to underpay you. The market is tough all around and there may be unseen forces at work that have kept you at the same pay grade. If you truly feel underpaid and undervalued, by all means ask for that raise. However, you need to do it with care and finesse to ensure that – whatever the outcome – your work relationships do not suffer.

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