Being rejected for a raise can be a disheartening experience. But if you feel you deserve a boost in pay and your boss won't budge, consider asking for a six-month follow up.
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Forbes contributor Laura Shin explains:
If you do get a no, you have a few options. Ask what it would take for you to get a promotion (and the raise that would go along with it) and come away with concrete, quantifiable goals you can measure, and then ask if you can revisit the issue in six months. At that time, show that you've hit or surpassed each goal, giving you a strong argument for the promotion and raise.
If your boss says the company budget is an issue, Shin suggests asking to be put on a six-month review schedule to potentially get two smaller raises.
For more detail, and some negotiation mistakes to avoid, check out the full article.