Or if you're looking for a pay raise (and let's face it, who isn't?) you'll want to know the steps to take to increase your chances of getting what you want. We've heard from CEOs, talent recruiting companies, and tonight, we're boiling down the five things you need to know before you negotiate your next pay raise.
如果你正期望加薪 (我們得承認，誰不啊？) 你會想了解應採取的方法來增加得到你所希望待遇的機率。我們從執行長、人才招募公司得到資訊，而今晚，我們歸結出你在協商下次加薪前必須要知道的五件事。
Asking your boss for more money can be one of your most uncomfortable moments as an employee, but if you use these five tips, you'll feel more confident.
Tip number one: Choose the right time of day and week. Forget the beginning of the day. Your boss is just getting started and might be agitated that this is the first thing they'll have to deal with. Also, Friday afternoons—forget it! Like most employees will have weekends off, your boss may be looking ahead to the weekend and not even think about your proposal until the next week, and there's a possibility they'll even forget.
It needs to be a business case. This is not an emotional situation. This is not personal. This is business.
As you just heard from the president of David Wood Personnel, you'd better come prepared. Most CEOs have the same pet peeve. They say they can't stand it when an employee comes into their office, asks for a raise, and doesn't show what they've done for the company. Back up your proposal with specific information about how you've increased productivity. Talk about your accomplishments and research how much people in similar positions are making. In the end, the better prepared you are, the better offer it is for you.
如同你剛從 David Wood 人資公司總裁那聽到的，你最好有備而來。多數執行長有同樣的地雷。他們表示他們無法忍受一個員工進到他們辦公室要求加薪，但卻沒有表示出他們為公司做了什麼。利用關於你如何提升生產力的具體資料來支持你的提議。談談你的成就，且調查類似職務的人目前賺多少錢。最後，你準備得越周全，給你的待遇就越優渥。
Tip number three: How long should you wait before asking for a raise? One year at the earliest unless you've accomplished a gigantic task. If you think you'll need more money in the first couple of months of a new job, then make that part of the salary negotiation before you start.
Bad idea, say, "You know what? If you don't give me a raise, I'm out of here," unless you really mean it—because you might be outta there—not a good idea. This is another pet peeve of CEOs: You don't wanna back your boss into a corner. Many bosses say employees giving ultimatums, like "I have another job lined up," doesn't work.
Tip number five: If your company absolutely can't give you more cash, remember, a raise doesn't always have to be about the money. You can also negotiate more vacation time, new equipment, tuition assistance, and health care.
And if you are lucky enough to get that pay raise, experts say there is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself with a purchase or two, but after that, consider socking that money away in long-term...
- 「歸結、濃縮」- Boil Down
...and tonight, we're boiling down the five things you need to know before you negotiate your next pay raise.
- 「要求」- Ask For
Asking your boss for more money can be one of your most uncomfortable moments as an employee...
- 「處理」- Deal With
Your boss is just getting started and might be agitated that this is the first thing they'll have to deal with.
- 「為未來打算」- Look Ahead
Like most employees will have weekends off, your boss may be looking ahead to the weekend...
- 「支持」- Back Up
Back up your proposal with specific information about how you've increased productivity.
- 「最後」- In The End
In the end, the better prepared you are, the better offer it is for you.