Asking for a Raise: 10 Proven Steps to Prepare
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Is it time to renegotiate your salary or ask for a raise?

It can be intimidating – so be sure you are prepared. There are some very specific steps you can take to position yourself for these critical conversations. 

Here’s something to keep in mind before you jump into the episode: 

There are more things you can ask for beyond a wage increase; things like more time off, leaving the office early, paying for additional daycare, investing in some enhancements to your existing office equipment, or even office upgrades. You can use these strategies, not just to ask for additional money, but as ways to make your work experience more enjoyable too.

So, let’s try and get that wage gap a little smaller, shall we? As you plan for these conversations, I encourage you to think about your approach. Because, if you're going to ask for a raise or extra compensation, you need to have a plan.  In this episode, I will share 10 specific steps that will help you feel prepared and confident for having these critical conversations. 

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▪        4:15 → Step 1

▪        5:05 →  Step 2

▪        6:05 → Step 3

▪        7:35 → Step 4

▪        14:08 → Step 5 

▪        15:04 → Step 6

▪        16:20 → Step 7

▪        17:39 → Step 8

▪        20:25 → Step 9

▪        23:07 → Step 10

Quotes from the episode:

“If you are going to ask for a raise, you need to have a plan.”

“You CAN ask for other things outside of money.”

“Understand how much runway you need and who you need to ask.”

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