Time For A Pay Rise? We Think Yes

Many of us have financial struggles or, let's face it, money on our minds at some point in our lives. Money, although shouldn't be the many reason for happiness, makes life easier if there is no debts, or daily struggle when it comes to spending. It is a fact. However, you may have a job with a fixed income, so what can you do about it other than make the best of your situation? The truth is, you may not have the confidence to ask for a deserved pay rise, or the confidence to go for that promotion that in turn gives you more income. But now is the time to change. I wanted to share with you some of the ways that you can get that pay rise you deserve. I hope it gives you the confidence to do it.

Ask, but have evidence to back up your case

One of the most obvious ways to get that pay rise you deserve is to simply ask for it. However, I can appreciate that this is easier said than done. So don’t make it an embarrassing situation and have evidence to backup your plea. If you have worked longer hours, shown initiative, took on added responsibility, or done anything at all that is worth shouting about then use this as the evidence to back up your request. Don’t give them something to say no to. The truth is, a business will always try and pay the least out, but at the same time, it needs decent people to run the business and move it forward. If you have the evidence and they can accommodate, then why shouldn't they reward you?

Learn more and make the decision easier

Sometimes you need the evidence to back up your request, and if you don’t have that right now, then work hard to get it. This might mean learning on the job, using your spare time to gain qualifications or accreditations. Perhaps something like an online msw advanced standing, to give you an example, of something that you can do in your own time that could serve you well.

Having self confidence can make a big difference

We all need a touch of confidence to get where we want to be in life and sometimes that means we have to be our biggest fans. Confidence is something that is learnt and you need to be assured that you deserve what you are asking for. There is a fine line between being confident in your ability and being overly confident and giving a bad impression. Be sure of yourself, but only with actual evidence to backup your claims.

Move on to pastures new

Finally, you may find that you may not necessarily get what you want from your current employer, but that doesn't mean to say others won’t be able to pay you more for doing the same job. Many companies pay for good people, and so it could be worth it to look around and see what is out there. Plus, if your current employer thinks there's a chance you may jump ship, they may be more inclined to listen to your case and be more accommodating.

I hope that these tips and suggestions help you to get the pay rise you deserve.

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