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Thursday, February 21, 2008


How to Negotiate and Get a Raise of Your Salary

Your boss is your enemy in a salary negotiation--he usually stands to lose by boosting your salary. It eats his budget, or he has to beg his own boss for extra money, which creates higher expectations for his work unit's productivity.

To win the salary battle, you'll need maximum ammunition and clever strategy.

First, check your ammo:

Don't have much ammunition? Perhaps this isn't the time to ask for a raise. Not only are you unlikely to get it, but your boss may think, "What nerve! He's already getting paid more than he's worth."

If you do have enough ammo, craft your strategy:

Source: Marty Nemko from U.S.News & World Report
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