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How to Ask for a Raise!. Career Jump Start Class Mr. Work Based Period 4. Set the Scene………. Find out your company's policy about granting raises. Normally you would not ask for a raise before six months of solid work experience. Set the Scene……….

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how to ask for a raise

How to Ask for a Raise!

Career Jump Start Class

Mr. Work Based

Period 4

set the scene
Set the Scene………..
  • Find out your company's policy about granting raises.

Normally you would not ask for a raise before six months of solid work experience.

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set the scene1
Set the Scene………..
  • Make a list of all your accomplishments.
  • Why do you deserve a raise?
  • What have you done for the company?

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set the scene2
Set the Scene………..
  • Make a list of your best personality traits.
  • Enthusiastic
  • Hard worker
  • Energetic
  • Responsible
  • Loyal

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set the scene3
Set the Scene………..
  • Do you demonstrate initiative each day?

Initiative – the act of knowing and doing what you should do without being told.

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set the scene4
Set the Scene………..
  • Don't tell a co-worker that you are going to ask for a raise.
  • Why?

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set the scene5
Set the Scene………..

6. Check the work environment and the mood of your boss.

  • How do you know when your boss is in a good frame of mind?

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set the scene6
Set the Scene………..
  • Make an appointment to speak to your boss.
  • What is the best day to ask for a raise? The best time?

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set the scene7
Set the Scene………..
  • Dress extra nice or more professional on the day you have the appointment.

Why?

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set the scene8
Set the Scene………..

9. Make sure you have not asked for a favor or made any major mistake within the last two weeks.

Why?

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what do you say
What do you say?

State how long you have been with the company.

“Mr. Jones, I have been with your company now for the past six months, and”

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what do you say1
What do you say?

State how much you like working for the company..

“and I really like working here. I feel like I have learned a great deal and I am now able to contribute.”

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what do you say2
What do you say?

Ask the boss for a quick verbal evaluation of your performance.

“Are you happy with my performance?”

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what do you say3
What do you say?

Listen and remember the positive statements your boss is making. (If he gives you negative statements, ask him how you can improve. Stop here. Do not ask for a raise).

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what do you say4
What do you say?

Repeat the positive statements and then ask if "he would please consider you for a raise.“

“I am happy that you feel I am a loyal employee, would you then please consider me for a raise?”

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what do you say5
What do you say?

Suggest an amount of money for the raise.

“At present I am earning $6.50 an hour. I would like for you to consider a $1.00 an hour increase.”

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what do you say6
What do you say?

Ask for a response within a reasonable amount of time.

“Will you get back to me by the end of next week with an answer?”

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If your boss says YES!

If you receive a positive answer, thank your boss and promise to continue to do a good job.

Tip: Don’t tell your co-workers that you received a raise or how much you make per hour or weekly?

Why?

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if you boss says no
If you boss says NO!

Ask what you can do to help the company make a profit.

“I am sorry to hear that this is not a good economic time for the company. What more can I do?”

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if you boss says no1
If you boss says NO!

Ask how can you improve.

“I am glad you are being honest with me concerning my work. How can I improve? I am eager to do better.”

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if you boss says no2
If you boss says NO!

Ask when you should inquire again.

“After I improve my performance, may we talk about this topic again?”

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group work let s practice
Group Work: Let’s Practice
  • I need two volunteers to role play “asking for a raise.”
  • One student will be the employer, the other the employee.

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individual practice
Individual Practice
  • On a sheet of paper which you will hand in, write the exact words you would say to your employer. Start with asking for an appointment.

“Mr. Jones, may I see you later on today………”

How to Ask for a Raise!