How to negotiate a pay rise

  Tay      May 10 2023     Career Advice, Expert Articles, Interview Guides

You won’t know how much a company will pay until you ask for it!

How to negotiate a pay rise
  1. Don’t let a period of economic hardship deter you from negotiating a salary. You won’t know how much a company will pay until you ask for it.

  2. Do your research about salary ranges for your position, the current job market and be prepared to give informed answers to:

    • What pay rise are you looking for?

    • How did you arrive at that figure?

    • What else you could do/ take on to earn it?

    • More responsibility

    • Extra projects to take on, that benefit the business/ team

3. Understand and quantify your value, prove you are indispensable:

    • Advocate for yourself and why your work is worth salary negotiation

    • The impact your work has for thecompany, show it in a measurable way

    • Show any continuous good feedback and encouragement within the company

4. Prioritise its importance with an individual pay review meeting.

5. Prepare for rejection during a recession by considering negotiating for other benefits, like additional paid leave or starting bonus.


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