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How to ask for a raise at my existing job? (Webinar Attendee Question)

Any tactics for negotiating increased comp at an existing position?

This question was asked by an attendee during the Proformative webinar "How to Win Your Compensation Negotiation" held on December 21, 2012.  Please join the discussion and add your insights below.

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Topic Expert
Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP) |

There are only two approaches that work -
-show you are below the salary level for like positions in a similar company; or,
-show the value you have brought to the company to justify additional compensation.
The type of response you will receive will tell you about your future with the company.

I have heard of people securing an offer and then showing it to their manager with the implied threat, "increase my salary or I will leave." This approach may work but it may also create distrust.


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