Asking for a salary increase can be a nerve-wracking task. Here are three tips to making the ask go smoothly, and increasing your chances of getting the raise:
* Choose the right time. It's best to ask when your status is high. Consider asking soon after your team posts good results or at the end of a successful project. Avoid making the request when your boss is preoccupied with other issues.
* Have a plan. Know what number you want, make sure it is realistic, and build a case to support it. Use facts about comparable roles and evidence of recent successes.
* Be clear and positive. Stay focused on the positive of what you have accomplished. Avoid bringing up other issues during the meeting. Be clear about what you want without issuing an ultimatum.
Courtsey : Gill Corkindale/ Havard Business Review