MAKE A MOVE: Start with pos­i­tive as­pects of your con­tri­bu­tion to work and team.

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how a process was stream­lined or team morale was im­proved.

GET TO THE POINT

“With my achieve­ments over the past 12 months and bear­ing in mind the ben­e­fits I’ve brought to the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­cently, I would ap­pre­ci­ate it if you would con­sider a re­view of my cur­rent salary.

“I’ve also had a look at cur­rent com­pen­sa­tion lev­els for roles sim­i­lar to mine in com­pa­nies of the same size and be­lieve I have a clear view of the in­dus­try stan­dard salary.”

Out­line this fig­ure to your man­ager, who is likely to re­quire time to think over the re­quest.

DON’T TAKE NO AS AN AN­SWER

If the an­swer to your re­quest is no, ask if there is an­other way to ac­knowl­edge the achieve­ments you have out­lined, such as bonuses, time off in lieu, or ex­tra paid leave.

THIS AR­TI­CLE FIRST AP­PEARED ON SEEK CA­REER AD­VICE

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