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How To Prepare for a Raise,Promotion or Proposal for your job.

Updated on April 16, 2012

Preparing for a Raise, Promotion or Proposal

How To Prepare for a Raise, Promotion or Proposal

How to Prepare for a raise, promotion or proposal. Earning more from your employer. There are two ways that you can accomplish this task. You can get a raise or you can get promoted to a higher paying position with your employer.

If you deserve a raise? Then ask for one. Most people do not get a raise because they are afraid to ask for one. Or they don't know how to ask for a raise. Ask yourself these questions

Is the job market in my favor?

Have I been with my employer long enough, to ask for a raise?

Does my Boss think I do good work?

What if they turn me down, for a raise?

What do I do next?

Remember every time you ask for a raise does not mean your going to get one! Sometimes you will get a raise when you ask for one.

If your employer turns you down. Don't get mad at your employer. Remain calm. Keep your cool about your self. Ask your employer why you were turned down. How can you improve for a raise for next time. Find out if you could get some more coaching or on the job training. This may increase your chance of getting a raise the next time. Ask your employer for his or her suggestions for you? Ask if you have put in enough time and effort for a raise? Do you need more skills for a raise? Find out how and what you need to do, for a raise?

If you think you will never get a raise in your current position? Then pursue another way of winning your self a promotion. See if more training in your field, could win you a promotion.

Make sure you have all the skills you need for this promotion. Ask is this the right job for me. Learn from others in your company, who can help you. Show your employer you are qualified for a higher position or a promotion.

Use strategy when asking for a raise.

Ask your Boss for and appointment to see them? All you need is a moment of their time. Never just walk in their office. If you do chances are, things will end badly. Never just send emails or tweet them. This is not professional. Always be well groomed and dressed when asking your employer for and appointment. Make sure you have been with your company at least 12 months or more. Ask for more responsibility with your employer.

Last but not least. List your accomplishments with your employer. Don't talk about random things, from the time when you were born. Just list your major accomplishments. Your employer may be surprised by this, and offer you that raise or promotion.

Money tip.

Always use good judgement and know when it is time for a raise.

Never compare your salary with others. This just want work.

Don't say I have never had a raise. Are it has been forever since my last raise.

Make sure you have a good reputation with your company. No idle office chatter will work.

Be prepared to put in longer week ends or longer hours. That may be what it takes for your raise or promotion. Speak with important people in your company, this sometimes will work. Sometimes it is not what you know. It is who you know. When and if possible read books on your company. This will help you be up to date with your company.

Be prepared to do the extra time. If you want a raise or promotion. Good luck .


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  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Manok for your comment.

    Have a great day

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    Manok Kumar Rawat 

    7 years ago

    Kindly give the way how to prepare the proposal for my employes and give the reports ot my seniors....

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi Christine thanks for your comment. Good luck with your career and with your raise. I am glad you found my tips useful for obtaining your raise.

    Have a nice day.

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    ChristineVianello 

    7 years ago from Philadelphia

    Great advice. I have been with my career now for 6 months, preparing to ask for a raise in 6 more months. Great tips, can not wait to use them!

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Remember every time you ask for a raise does not mean your going to get one! Sometimes you will get a raise when you ask for one.

    If your employer turns you down. Don't get mad at your employer. Remain calm. Keep your cool about your self. Ask your employer why you were turned down. How can you improve for a raise for next time. Find out if you could get some more coaching or on the job training. This may increase your chance of getting a raise the next time. Ask your employer for his or her suggestions for you? Ask if you have put in enough time and effort for a raise? Do you need more skills for a raise? Find out how and what you need to do, for a raise?

    Thanks Peter Owen for your comment. Thanks for dropping by today.

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    Peter Owen 

    7 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

    Good advice. follow thru with some thoughts on When the Boss says No after you ask for the raise.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks for your comment Rachel. If you are going to ask for a raise, I wish you well. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is most appreciated.

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    Rachel Adams 

    7 years ago

    Thanks for your hubs on preparing for how to ask for a raise. Great advice.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Edna for your comment. Let me know if my tips help you get that raise. Good luck I hope you get your raise. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Edna Lynard 

    7 years ago

    Great advice well spoken. I am gonna ask for that needed raise I deserve, Thank you.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks DREAM ON for your comment. Having a job in todays market is tough. Just be thankful for your job. You are right out with the old sometimes and in with the new. Thats why I give the advice of don't get involved in office chatter. There is someone always looking for a job. Yes some places are capped and no more raises. There still are some places that will treat there employees fair, and offer them a raise or Christmas bonus. Good luck and have a happy holiday. You are always welcome at my hub page. Thank you always for you delightful comments.

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    DREAM ON 

    7 years ago

    It is a tough job market.You give great advice.In my current job the people that have been there for years are now capped on their salary.No more raises.If you don't like it there is the door.They have 10 more applications waiting for your job.While new employees get paid so much less they get raises at review time.So I am thankful to have a job and turn to the hub pages to make up the difference.No return yet but I have lots of hope.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you bcatgray for your comment. Yes it is very important in todays job market, to be professional. I hope you enjoyed your time with your family. Family is important. I am sure you deserved a raise. Thanks for stopping by my hubs. You are always welcome here.

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    bcatgray 

    7 years ago from United States of America

    Good suggestions. In today's job market, it is very important that we approach things professionally. I remember once, I asked for additional vacation time instead of a raise and my boss went for it. LOL Having more time off to be with my family was important to me.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Eric for your comment. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Eric J. Musch 

    7 years ago

    Great advice, great tips, and a great hub.

  • Rhonda Waits profile imageAUTHOR

    Rhonda Musch 

    7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Lindsey for your comment. Good luck with your raise. I am glad you enjoyed the tips. I you get a chance let me know if you got your raise. Thanks for stopping by to read my hubs.

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    Lindsey Golden 

    7 years ago

    You gave me such great advice. Thank you. I will be asking for a raise soon. Thanks for your tips.

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