I was honored to be featured in this recent WSJ article about asking for a raise, So, You Want a Raise… Being interviewed for this article made me think of some other pieces of advice I wanted to share with you to bring you career fulfillment. Here are some tips to help you get the raise that you deserve:
1) You should keep what I call a “running resume”. Keep track of your accomplishments throughout the year on a template or draft resume that you can update when it’s time to search for a new job OR ask for a raise. Keeping a list like this will help you remember those things we tend to forget, such as the positive feedback we got from a supervisor or a client. Or a project we worked on where our leadership skills really stood out. Keep these things in one place so you can refer to them when it’s time to ask for a raise or for a job interview for that dream job you want to land.
2) The information shared in your performance reviews should be no surprise to you or your boss. What this means is, ideally you and your boss have communicated so well during the year that you know what your expectations are and whether you’re meeting them. You know where you need to improve. You know how your boss feels about your work performance. Now this is in an “ideal world”, but you definitely should work towards it. Open, direct, positive communication between you and your supervisor will help ensure when you go in for that raise, you’ll get it!
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