Business Daily Media

Business Marketing


How to Ask for a Promotion or a Pay Rise

  • Written by

We’ve all been there – you’ve been waiting for the promotion that seems imminent, but then it never seems to come. It's hard to know how to ask for a promotion or a pay rise. Do you just go in and ask? Do you wait for your boss to bring it up? And what do you say when you finally get the courage to ask? Here is a comprehensive guide on how to ask for a promotion or a pay rise without feeling awkward or like you're overstepping boundaries.

  1. Assess whether you really deserve it

The first thing you need to do is take a step back and really assess whether you deserve a promotion or a pay rise. They shouldn't be given out lightly - after all, it's more money that the company has to fork out. So, think about your recent successes at work and whether you've been going above and beyond what is required of you. If you can confidently say that you deserve it, then move on to the next step.

  1. Research the going rate

Do some research on the going rate for your role in your area. That way, you'll have an idea of how much of a pay rise to ask for - and whether what you're asking for is reasonable. It's also worth considering whether the company can afford to give you a pay rise at all. If they're struggling, it might not be the best time to ask.

  1. Build up your case

Once you've decided that you want to ask for a promotion or a pay rise, start building up your case by putting together a list of your accomplishments and successes over the past year or so. This will come in handy when it comes time to actually sit down with your boss and talk about why you deserve it.

  1. Schedule a meeting with your boss - and come prepared!

The next step is scheduling a meeting with your boss so that you can discuss your case for why you should be promoted or given a pay raise. Make sure that you come prepared with your list of accomplishments as well as an idea of how much more money you would like to be earning.

Remember - this isn't an exact science, so don't be too disappointed if they don't give you exactly what you asked for but try to be reasonable in your request.

Promotions and pay rises aren't easy to come by, but if you feel like you deserve one, use this guide as inspiration on how best to go about asking for it without seeming entitled or ungrateful. Good luck!


Better Marketing Means Better Business Growth

Today business owners are spending more on marketing than on anything else. Recently, you might have seen renowned brand owners spend millions on foreign actresses to advertise their business brand. A topic that took the inter...

A tech revolution is sweeping the construction industry, and it’s boosting the economy

A wave of technological innovation is sweeping the construction industry, with firms adopting digitisation in a bid for efficiency, profitability and differentiation. Companies that don’t adopt a pathway to digital transformat...

Green finance gives Walker buildings star power

Walker Corporation have made their six star commercial assets even more sustainable with new green loans for Parramatta Square in Sydney and Collins Square in Melbourne. Walker Corporation Executive Chairman Lang Walker said ...