However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for what you deserve

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ask for what you deserve

You hold a few more cards when you’re interviewing for jobs than you do as an employee seeking a higher salary, so you may have to be a bit more conservative during these conversations.

Once Again, Know Your Worth

  • My responsibilities and/or skill level have increased since my pay was last discussed.
  • Others at the organization are doing the same work and being compensated more.
  • Others in my industry are being compensated more.

Dive In Right Away

“Don’t try to camouflage a money discussion inside another discussion,” says Meese. Set expectations upfront with your manager that you have asked for a meeting with them to discuss your salary, and dive in with your prepared points. Beating around the bush or burying the compensation question inside another conversation can leave both you and your manager feeling confused and dissatisfied with the discussion. …