How to Negotiate a Pay Raise

Alexa Von Tobel shares bargaining secrets.
4:22 | 01/26/12

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-- couldn't use more money but had yet it. When it comes to salary the way you negotiate could have a great affect. And your take home pay here at a host of helpful insight is -- -- -- -- founder and CEO of learned that's. Dot com welcome -- -- that. And so much adding he -- so we all know it's a tough job market out there and employers seem to be in the driver's seat isn't any room for negotiating in -- environments so what happens. Silly stuff first learned after the free program called career -- kidnapped -- attending prep and we worked with American Express on. -- is helping people negotiate their salaries to that they can have the best financial income this year. I and I think second actually room for negotiations me and I think -- -- each of -- members worst case scenario someone says no but it's better to have at least asked because. I mean you'll be surprised how many times that you'll find yourself getting somethings simply back. You ask my employer says no. No more -- -- -- -- -- so you don't even at added -- C notes that salary increase that figure out what either. Nine at monetary -- -- things can he do for you for example can you tell me a few days in work from home. Anthony pay for your cell phone now there's always other things he asked for that are not directly related to your salary more vacation days can you roll over your -- -- -- I'm many of the things he can throw -- that you -- and spending -- teaching you know be surprised when he'll -- Let's get some of your tips when you're asking use experts start a little -- -- -- So I think it's really important and there's some great sites like -- scale dot com and salary dot com. He will need to know what you're -- so. What's market. Figure out what your job and crossed unites eight. Senior seeing CD what other people are making news today you're really informed. He may find out your 101000 dollars under paid much -- it can be really Smart -- -- -- that restarts. Arms to be able to negotiate in -- in a million power your presents and -- -- second tip is of course making a case for yourself. Do this. And -- that coming on too strong. So I think it's really important and if you're -- -- those -- you know with your employer or if you just -- -- job offer I think that's really important feeding me the list of all the things -- you're really gonna act. I'm did things the you've been successful in your career or if you worked for the company the -- -- done in the last year that are really -- -- the business. In Britain -- and it's just not something to be bashful about you should know what you've done ten power the business. And you should put those on one piece of Paper and be able to reference an -- -- negotiating for yourself. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our if you can't find someone -- it directly in the near that -- walk through. And it's very important make sure that you know the -- making an active arguments. And they cannot ask all of -- it's definitely a little bit daunting so it's really important he actually see the words out -- in practice -- -- -- very active in recent out of finding your employer here at last advice on this is you should be considerate explaining. So these those four people that are currently employed. You know. Businesses are Bay's lead to tough time right now hot air so make sure the -- manager you're gonna go and negotiate and asked for -- It -- it very hectic condition right now it's her plates fault. And make streaming for a time when things are a little bit last daisy. At the last want to do is add something that seems really frustrating to her on her plate when she'd already busy they're gonna have a less receptive to stashing. I'm just -- -- -- -- time -- things aren't so crazy okay it would if you follow all these steps in the box style sense now. -- -- and I think it's really important street in the store that. I you know you really do understand what's market and if he still -- -- in -- your in the wrong job -- or not being compensated properly. And maybe -- should go -- interviewing two -- three theses get a you know counter offer and then bring that act here Abbas and that's always a Smart thing today. Alexa -- Noble's founder and CEO learn best dot com rated -- selects -- thank you. -- -- --

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