How To Boost Your Salary Within Six Months Of Taking A New Job

Taking on a new job also means negotiating a new salary, and that means you might have to accept a little less than you want at first. If that's the case, Psychology Today recommends you ask right away for a performance review within six months to possibly negotiate a raise.

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Taking a little less salary than you believe you deserve stinks, but sometimes it's necessary so you can end up where you want. If it is less, Psychology Today has a very simple line you can give the hiring manager during the salary negotiation part of the interview:

"I was hoping to make somewhat more. I hope it will be possible to evaluate my performance earlier than you might otherwise do — let's say, in six months — to determine if you think I might be worth more."

The statement works for a couple reasons. First off, it suggests you're both self-confident and ambitious. It's also a pretty reasonable request that most hiring managers will agree to. The bonus is that if the company typically doles out raises once a year, you're already ahead of the curve.

Asking for More Money [Psychology Today]


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