Today, we’re teaming up with Secret Deodorant to arm you (and your underarms) with eight tips to face the unavoidable stress head on that comes with asking for a raise.
1. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and that you won't be constantly adjusting. And use beauty products that won’t leave white marks or rub off on clothing - like a clear gel deodorant.
2. Did you know that stress-induced sweat smells worse than other sweat? For those stressful moments, we recommend Secret Outlast Xtend Clear Gel, which protects against odor and wetness.
3. Do your research on the average salary for your position in your part of the country. Websites like Glassdoor are great resources for finding competitive paychecks in your field.
4. Answer these questions: What have you added to the company? What makes you special? How will you help the company grow? What reasons does your boss have to say no?
5. Have supporting evidence like a mental list of contributions, milestones, numbers and notable projects at the ready. Again, know your worth and use this platform to proudly talk yourself up!
6. Don't make it all about you and avoid language about "deserving" the raise. Instead, present how you help the company do better business and present your case as to why they should invest in you.
7. Don't bring up coworkers' salaries. We know you want to, but don’t do it! You have the power to negotiate your own salary and so do they.
8. Go in with a number! Walk into the meeting with a number in mind. Asking for a raise without one is a no-no. If you leave it up to your boss to offer an amount, you’ll likely be disappointed.
Gear up, study up and ask with confidence. You got this!