Think carefully about things like timing and your job performance history before diving headfirst into a salary negotiation.
By Shana Lebowitz, Business Insider
7 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE GUNNING FOR A RAISE
[post_ads]Asking for a raise isn't something you want to botch. It's one thing to prepare thoroughly and still not get the salary you want - it's another to wing it and wind up convincing your boss that you're delusional, or nervy.
HAVE I TALKED TO MY BOSS ABOUT MONEY BEFORE?
IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME TO ASK FOR A RAISE?
HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN IN THIS JOB?
DO I HAVE DEFINITIVE PROOF THAT I DESERVE A RAISE?
WHAT'S MY SALARY RANGE?
WHAT WILL MY BOSS BE THINKING AND FEELING WHEN I ASK FOR A RAISE?