A salary increase is just about everyone’s aim at work. Whether it’s an accounting job, working in internal audit or working at McDonalds. Unless of course you’re feeling very generous towards to the boss! However, it’s not the be-all and end-all as there’s so much more to a job
Regardless, we’ve painted out a typical scenario for someone who’s looking for guidance in how to get a salary increase:
With the economy the way that it is, I haven’t had a bump-up in my pay for two years. Yet, I feel that I must be able to demonstrate that I’m worth the extra money to the company. Is there anything I can do to show my boss that I deserve a raise?
but also your ongoing efforts to your supervisor so that you’ll be in a better position to ask for a salary increase. Consider these options:
1. Keep a running list of every project/task/job you do. Simply open a document and list, by date, what you do. It’s not necessary to do it every day, but document every major project/task/job as you complete it. Just list the project or job name and the date completed. If you like, put a simple description of the work you did.
2. Type up quarterly reports on your own progress and submit them to your boss. Next, use the information from the list above to inform your boss - in writing - what you’ve completed after each quarter’s closing using a quarterly report format.
Interestingly, these reports will become a part of your work life and serve as a galvanizing force in your career. You’ll be jazzed to get tasks done so you can list them as completed. You’ll become more focused at work overall. And not just because it’s a big step in getting that salary increase.
In fact, the list and the quarterly report will either convince you that a salary increase is in order or show you how to work more diligently to increase your worth. Your supervisor will probably be quite impressed with your initiative to complete and provide the reports quickly at quarter’s end.
Your boss will see from your reports the amount and quality of work you do for the company. You’ll have a document to demonstrate your active, completed, and projected projects/goals at work to use as a true representative of your performance whenever you plan to ask for a raise.
Illustrate your incredible work talents, skills, and efforts through your production of informative quarterly reports for your supervisor. You’ll be amazed the impact it has in getting that salary increase.