Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pay raise?

Asking for a pay raise is considered by some as a sensitive affair -- you cannot do it abruptly and without proper preparations.

Do you think you deserve to earn more now? How are you preparing your request, then?

Career Advice is a great place to find career articles about the art of salary increase. Its promise as a resource when it comes to this topic is considerably excellent. We've got career tips from experts that you won't just find anywhere else.

Because we're all for your convenience, we've decided to compile all the articles in question here. Don't forget to take notes!

How to Get that Pay Raise
Author: Andree Mangels
Section: Ask an Expert

Andree is the Manager of Sales & Marketing recruitment division for the IT & Telco and Engineering sectors at Robert Walters Singapore. Secure the pay raise you have been waiting for with his tips at sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/ask-an-expert.htm?ID=489.

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Be prepared that your boss may reject your request and have 101 reasons to do so. List down what you think would be the top five reasons your boss might not want to give you a raise, and prepare your responses to the anticipated objections. You could even bring it up during your initial discussion to show that you understand the company and his position, but offer equally powerful arguments on why you feel a raise is well deserved and due so that it makes it more difficult for your employer to say no?

Tips on How to Ask for a Raise
Author: Neen James
Section: Career Development

Career Expert Neen James has become a favourite of our readers. We've featured his salary request tips at sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/Career%20Development?ID=705 for many times already, but their relevance is timeless, so...

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Don’t blink, don’t look away. When you tell your manager the total package figure you would like to receive; don’t blink and don’t look away. Hold their gaze and remain calm.

What Are You Worth?
Author: Adecco Singapore
Section: Career Development

Adecco Singapore has long been a partner of sg.jobsdb.com in providing career resources to job seekers and career professionals in general. This article at sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/what-are-you-worth.htm?ID=175 is a particular favourite of ours -- if you've been following this blog for quite some time now, you should know...

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Everything is a Negotiation. When negotiating, play your cards close to the chest and be smart. Don't worry about being confident. Remember that you have a responsibility to yourself to be the best that you can.

Double Your Salary
Author: Roger Konopasek
Section: Career Development

This article by Roger at sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/double-your-salary.htm?ID=377 has been in Career Advice for so long. Well, its relevance is something that beats the movements of time.

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The crucial misunderstanding for most people is that the moment they sign the contract with a company they believe this means their individual rights have come to a screeching halt, that is not so. You are an individual and you are free to bargain for the best deal.

Show Me The Money
Author: Andy Ng
Section: Career Development

Focused on the vision-aspect of asking for a pay increase, this article at sg.jobsdb.com/SG/EN/Resources/JobSeekerArticle/Career%20Vision?ID=656 is fairly new, but its career tips are very helpful.

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For many people, money is like the weather -- they talk about it, but they don't do anything about it. But making more money is not just about working longer hours or working harder. If your goal is to have more money, achieving it is about achieving your vision.

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