As a blogger I am always on the look out for side hustles to make some extra cash. Having a full time job it can be tricky fitting everything in. I got thinking about my full time job and wondering if I should ask for a pay rise? After all this is another opportunity to make money.
To be honest, I’ve never asked for a pay rise before. I was wondering though how to go about it. Below are some of the questions I’ve been asking myself.
When’s the right time to ask for a pay rise?
I really don’t think any time is the right time but I guess if I was going to ask it would be after the financial year end or when it was time for my yearly review. I guess this is the time when my duties are often reviewed so it would be the ideal time to notify my manager of any new duties I had undertaken. This would be a good case for considering a pay rise at this time.
What do I need to think about before asking?
The tasks that I now undertake are varied and have increased over the last year. If I was going to ask for a pay rise it would be important that I list these and share them with my manager. Listing what I bring to the role could also have an important impact on my manager understanding my worth to the organisation.
How do I make my case?
Even thinking about asking makes me nervous. I guess taking a lead from job interviews could possibly help in that sitting straight, making eye contact and speaking slow and confident would ensure a less nervous conversation.
How much do I ask for?
This is a negotiation so aiming high is probably the right strategy and be prepared for a lower amount or maybe increased benefits if there’s no cash for a pay rise.
Have you ever asked for a pay rise? What was the outcome? Any hints or tips?
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