It’s difficult enough to get a new job, but to find one that pays well enough for you to at least make ends meet can be twice as hard, that’s why while you are job-hunting for better financial prospects, then you should probably ask for a salary increase in your current job.
Your job, you need to work it if you want to request a salary increase you need to have hard work to back up your need for more money. Impressing the boss with your hardworking skills will not go unnoticed, particularly if you do it every day, may eventually lead to a salary increase without you asking. Goofing around with colleagues will get you the reputation as a ‘fun guy,’ but that’s not going to do anything for your bank account.
Or you could just ask. If you feel that your hard work has gone unnoticed and you feel that you have earned a fair salary increase, then you should present your case to management with a fact sheet of work performance. Show them you are worth every penny, and more.
Perhaps you work for someone who really does not concern themselves with how much money you do, and don’t, make. They also couldn’t care if you’ve taken up residence under your desk to get the job done. Sadly enough, you get very many bosses like this, and this is a clear indication that you’re not going to get a salary increase, and no promotion anytime soon, so it’s time to find another job.
Being a team player is a major key role when playing up to the boss. If you’re passionate about your job and enjoy working with your colleagues, this will shine through to management when it comes time for a salary increase. If you’re interested in taking the company to the next level, there’s no reason why management won’t afford you the same courtesy.
Above and Beyond
If you want a salary increase then you need to show your boss how much you are doing to embody the company ethos of working hard and being productive in the relevant field, and that does not include running and getting him coffee every five minutes. Drive and ambition are the embodiment of determination to move up the corporate ladder. If you take initiative and show some positive results, pretty soon that salary increase will be an offer as opposed to you requesting it.