Salary’s not the most important aspect of a job, but it can make a difference in your overall satisfaction and engagement. Because dissatisfied employees leave and disengaged employees end up costing their employers money, employers may be more amenable to giving you a raise than you might think — especially in a tight tech hiring market.
The keys to managing the tricky, nerve-wracking process of negotiating a raise are preparation and a keen understanding of your organization’s performance, culture and market conditions. It’s also vital to know your company’s and your manager’s needs — and to keep a cool head in negotiations.
The following tips will help prepare you for this challenging opportunity, thereby increasing your chances of receiving the raise you deserve.
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