Efforts, Perseverance, Humility and Commitment are the commandments of a successful career and an invincible life. But another thing that is required to keep us going to do all what is necessary is regular appraisals. However, it is a painfully uncomfortable task in anybody’s professional career to ask for a raise.
So here we have some great alternatives that you might seek to escape that awkward conversation. And to get a raise in salary without even asking for it:
1. Master your Field:
“Knowledge is Power”.
Equip yourself with maximum knowledge related to your field. Get yourself educated with the most important and technical aspects of your section. You must try to gain skills that are indispensable. It works even better if you yourself reach out anticipating a potential problem and prevent it from happening. No firm likes to pay for human mistakes, so if you spot one before it is committed and save costs, it is likely that your boss will remember you for a long time to come.
2. Introduce potential clients/customer:
It doesn’t matter to which department you belong, if you can bring new customers or clients to your organisation, you can certainly grab some extra attention. If you go out of your way to introduce new clients to your firm, it will surely get appreciated. The idea is really simple. Help the company to grow and in return your needs would be taken care of.
3. Find yourself a mentor:
Look for someone inside the organisation who is more experienced and can lighten up work path in darker times. A mentor can help you in several ways. They can guide you well , they can evaluate your performance and identify pitfalls and, most importantly, they can appreciate your progress and endorse them to your boss. If the mentor is in a position that is capable of creating a change or works closely with someone in such a position, you wouldn’t have to wait too long for that raise to come your way.
4. Take up challenges:
There are always tasks at work that no one wants to be assigned. Maybe they are too risky to be a part of, maybe they are too pointless to invest your time, or maybe they might ask for more than the regular amount of time and dedication. Be it something as simple as organizing an event to setting up business in a challenging location, take up what others find too challenging or too silly. Such an effort will never go unnoticed as you are going the extra mile for the company’s sake.
5. Yes Boss:
You must know how to please your boss. This will help if you have cordial relations with your boss and tweak your professional etiquette to keep them happy. Give due and a bit more credit to them whenever required or show gratitude for the guidance they have imparted to you. A happy boss would always want you to continue on their team for ever. This will lead him to recommend you voluntarily for promotions and raises.