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#3 So how do you approach your employer for a pay rise?

First of all, ask for an appraisal meeting and see where you could improve the company’s return on their investment in you.
Yes you heard it right, make this about helping your employer gain more value for your services. Treat your employer as if he was your client that first needs to see what’s in it for HIM before he grants you a raise…


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#2 How to NOT Ask For a Pay Rise…

So let’s go through what you should NOT do…

If you have read the previous article (Part 1), let’s assume that you are achieving more for the company that what you are paid for. Simply put, this is done by going above and beyond your job duties, objectives and achieving higher results that the ones you were expected to. If that’s the case, congratulations!
So you feel you should have a strong chance of having a raise but you would like to put all the chances on your side…


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#1: No salary increase for a while? Here’s why…

When asking for a pay rise, many people make the false assumption that they are “owed” a pay rise based on the length of time they have been in the company… This attitude won’t fly with your employer and will frustrate him… Neither will the approach of complaining that your finances are a little bit difficult…

An employer considers himself like a client that pays for a service (your work), in exchange of your monthly salary. Therefore, coming to your “client” and telling him to pay you more for exactly the same service is…


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Employers and Job Seekers do not speak the same language!

We have always been amazed to hear employers say they can’t find the right skills, and Job Seekers say they can’t find the right Job. These two constantly come across one another but rarely connect. That’s because they do not think the same way and therefore do not speak the same language!


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How to Make sure your CV gets found by Employers!

Preliminary note: Remember that the #1 purpose of writing your CV should be to GET AN INTERVIEW! (NOT A JOB… YET…) There’s 1 thing that your CV must have in order to receive more phone calls from Employers. Use keywords… lots of them. 1st stage of the process: Your resume/CV needs to be found. It sounds […]


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