Knowing how to ask for a raise is now more important than ever since companies are cutting back on yearly increases. In Raise Rules For Women: How To Make More Money At Work you'll learn what to say and what not to say when you talk to your boss. You'll also discover how you might be holding yourself back from getting a higher raise and what you need to do about it. What bothers you? Are you uncomfortable with discussing salary? Do you dislike the idea of negotiating for a raise? Are you afraid that your boss will be mad at you? Are you concerned that he or she will say no? These are all common issues faced by women and there are answers for all of them.
Many reasons cause women not to get raises at work; however, two main issues could affect you:
Raise Stopper #1 "I don't want to upset my manager." Many women say they're afraid that mentioning they want a raise could damage their good working relationship with their bosses. I've never heard a man say that. Men know that asking for a raise and the negotiation that follows is all part of the game of business. But many women are so concerned about preserving the relationship that they won't even discuss a raise. You'll learn how you how you can ask for a raise in a way that can build an even stronger relationship with your manager and make him or her see you as more valuable.
Raise Stopper #2 "I shouldn't have to ask; my manager should just give me a raise." Sitting back and waiting for someone to just give you what you want doesn't work with significant others at home and it certainly doesn't work at the office. Don't expect your boss to read your mind. Part of this issue is connected to how hard it can be for us to ask for what we want, especially when it involves money. Women find it difficult to stand up and negotiate for themselves. It's even more difficult if it involves pressure or win-lose tactics by the other person. But there are many ways that you can learn to be more comfortable with asking and negotiations so you can get what you want.
The 7 Raise Rules will help you to effectively deal with these and other Raise Stoppers, so let's review them: Raise Rule #1: It's business; it's not personal Raise Rule #2: Be confident that you deserve a raise Raise Rule #3: Build a business case Raise Rule #4: Work with your boss Raise Rule #5: Ask for what you want Raise Rule #6: Respond positively, no matter what the answer is Raise Rule #7: No doesn't mean no forever, it means no for right now
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