Everything Women Need to Know About Asking for a Raise

It’s probably one of the most nerve-racking conversations you’ve ever had — and unfortunately, you’ll need to repeat it many times over the course of your career. May 28, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Career Contessa It’s probably one of the most nerve-racking conversations you’ve ever had — and unfortunately, you’ll need to repeat it many times over the course of your career. Ah yes, friends, we’re talking about “the Ask.” Related: Don’t Ask for a Raise If You Fall Into 1 of These 3 Categories Before we get into this whole “template” thing, a disclaimer: obviously, every company, every job and every person is different. Do we think you should use this template word-for-word? Actually, no. But we do think it lays out exactly the types of information you should cover during your conversation with your boss. Think of it as a guide. The rest is up to […]

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If You’re Doing These 7 Things, You Desperately Deserve a Pay Raise

Does any of this sound familiar? If so, it’s about time you sat down with your boss for a serious discussion. May 15, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. To paraphrase Donna Summer, you work hard for your money. After all, it’s what you need to pay your bills, eat and have fun. Despite this, little more than 20 percent of employees in the United States feel they are paid fairly, according to PayScale’s 2018 Compensation Best Practices Report.  Related: The Do’s and Don’ts of Asking for a Raise Chances are, you’ve felt this way from time to time. But that pay raise you really deserve typically isn’t going to just fall in your lap. You have to do your part to earn it, and more often than not, you’ll also have to communicate to your employer why you deserve it. In some cases, simply presenting your […]

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