Job Scenario: You are a top-ranked sales performer in a lucrative, financial industry. In fact, in your first 6 months on the job in 2011, you ranked #5 among your 37 regional colleagues in sales for the entire 12 months of the year! This year has been even stronger - you have risen to the number-one spot in sales production for the first quarter.
So, with your performance review coming up in June, you may feel you are due for a raise. Are you inclined to wait, perhaps even past June, wishing and hoping that your employer will see it the same way?
Or do you want to be more proactive?
Before you plunge ahead, review the following Should You Ask for a Raise? flowchart to see if your timing is right.
If you decide to ask, you may need to get some professional coaching to be sure you are communicating your measurable Brand Value to your employer AND are articulating that Brand Value Proposition in a non-threatening manner. You want to make it easy for your boss to give you a resounding “Yes!” to your salary request.
One last thought: check out the following Payscale infographic for Best and Worst Jobs for Salary Growth. See any salary information and trends that might impact you?