Timing is everything: The 6 strategies you need to convince your boss to give you a pay rise
- Asking for a pay rise can feel like a mysterious and daunting, especially during the current economic uncertainty.
- If you and the business are performing well, it's always worth fighting your corner.
- But don't just bowl into a meeting and ask: you need to pitch your request and time it correctly.
- Scroll on for the 6 things you should do to prepare before asking for more money — including steeling yourself for a rejection.
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Requesting a pay rise is something of an art, and your success will sometimes depend on factors outside your control like the performance of the business and whether it's the right time.
It's daunting at the best of times, and especially at a time of economic crisis.
But it's still worth fighting your corner, and doing a little prep before you make the request will radically increase your chances of a "Yes."
We spoke to recruitment and career experts on what you should do to prepare:
Ask yourself if now is the right time