The Two-Ingredient Recipe for Securing a Raise

Halimah Najieb-Locke
There are several ways to create the right timing for the ask, and in the creation of that moment lies the leverage.

There are several ways to create the right timing for the ask, and in the creation of that moment lies the leverage.

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Employment negotiations can be tricky when you are already part of the team. You simply don’t have the same advantage you had when you were hired. Yet, there are ways to create negotiating leverage when you are already employed and seeking a salary increase. While the value you add to your organization is surely apparent, being methodical in your approach to highlight yourself can be the key to attaining that raise. The formula for getting that bump in pay is comprised of the timing of your ask relative to an accomplishment. If you ask for a raise in close proximity to achieving a major win or averting a crisis for the company, you are more likely to hear “yes.” There are several ways to create the right timing for the ask, and in the creation of that moment lies the leverage.

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