You said that you're a sales analyst?.... Then it's time to sell yourself. Gather information on the work that you've performed, what value you bring to the company, and figure out what you would expect to be paid. Schedule a time with your supervisor so that you can professionally go over the information with him/her. And like cookie said as well, never ever bring up personal problems. Your employer may/may not be sympathetic to an employees plight, but an employee is there to work, not to moan about their personal problems. Good luck!
Don't have a panic attack. Just sit down and state your case. " I really like my job and I feel like I am making a good impact on the company. Would you consider looking at my salary for some more finanial gain? Is there any more that I can do for the company to help the performance?" It could be a win/win situation, when istead of asking, making it a suggestion of helping the company grow. Be ready, there is always more that they will want from you. That is when you can bargain and maybe cut a deal. nwarguy is right...Sell yourself! If the answer is no, you have already planted the seed that you woant more money and they won't forget that.
This worked for me. You have to be at the right place at the right time. Mostly feels like luck. I walked in my bosses office when we both were in a good mood. I asked the boss how she was doing, then some questions. Then I asked her for a raise. She told me no, but I got a fifty cent raise in two weeks (Lucky)
Never ask for a promotion or pay raise...it is tacky! Instead, show that you are worth it by busting your Azz every day at work...make the grade and the reward will follow...(the only profession this doesn't work in is Teaching where the school typically don't pay for performance, they pay for years of experience)...If you don't get a pay raise, and you feel you are truly worth more than you were, then apply for a job with a new company...then when you have another offer on the line with a higher salary, you can see if your current job will counter offer...but be prepared to jump to the new job if they don't.
there us NO right way to do it, but i can say don't be pushy or needy. just be straight up and ask because if you are too shy your boss won't respect you. you can say something like i would like a promotion so i can work harder and do more significant things for our business, your boss is the only one who SHOULD propose a raise i don't think the "boss type likes to be bugged about raises
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There are dozens of sites where this advice is given...important business sites. Please do a lot of reading before you do anything about asking. It will end up that you figure out what it is you do that helps the company, your department, your boss and some specifics that show you are valuable to your department (projects you completed). You go in and get a private meeting, go over your record, say you want more responsibility (show how you earned it by what you've been doing) and ask for a raise.
You never say you need more money to live, that you deserve it just because you work there. Everybody in the world feels like that. You have to show your value. And, never inflate--don't claim something that isn't true.