Renowned Pay Raise Expert
Shares the Top 5 Ways to Get a Pay Raise!
The Pay Raise Coach recommends
marketing your accomplishments to maximize your value.
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-- According to Norman Lieberman, executive recruiter and owner of The
Pay Raise Coach, “what have you done for me
lately,” is the operative question to ask before seeking a
pay raise. Everyone wants more money, but seeking a raise doesn't
assure getting one. At pay raise time, it is paramount to bring all
accomplishments to the boss's attention.
Mr. Lieberman explains, “Bosses have short memories. Have you
added value to the job since your last raise? Cost-of-living raises of
around 2% don't count as a raise. That merely keeps you close to even
with inflation. You want at least 5%, and preferably closer to 10% or
The following five tips will dramatically increase the chances of
winning a satisfactory and successful raise:
1. Maintain a list of accomplishments since your last pay increase.
Neatly type the list in a bullet format, and use metrics to demonstrate
the degree of your success. Example: Instead of saying, “I
learned how to run the high-speed press,” say, “I
have increased output of widgets by 108%, while reducing production
time by 16%.”
2. Well in advance before asking for a raise, assist co-workers and
your boss by helping with their excess projects. Learning various roles
increases your value to the company, as well as your value directly to
the boss. He certainly won't want the work you're now doing given back
3. Never, ever tell anyone connected with your firm, even your closest
work friends, that you intend to seek a raise. People talk, and that
talk can hurt your pay raise chances.
4. Never give personal excuses for securing a raise. Excuses like,
“everyone else is paid more” or “my car
is old and in need of repairs” are not legitimate corporate
reasons to give you a raise. Negotiate based on contributions to the
job and you'll get respect and more money.
5. Typically, the best way to get the largest jump in salary is by
going elsewhere, where accomplishments and achievements are still of
utmost importance. These qualities may secure as much as a 30% increase
at a new firm, where new employees' skills may be more appreciated than
at previous jobs. The new firm sees strong accomplishments and presence
in an interview in stark comparison to what they don't have.
“One example, out of hundreds,” explains Mr
Lieberman, “is an Environmental Planner that I recently
helped twice and got a total of 49.5% in pay increases. Many employees
leave thousands of dollars on the table for the employer to pocket
instead of themselves. Remember that just $1 per hour raise equals
$2,080 per year in your bank account.”
In spite of many layoffs in the past few years, employers always need
outstanding employees who add value, and paying them several dollars
more per hour is still less expensive than to invest in an unknown from
To take a free and quick pay raise quiz, please email Norman Lieberman
and put “quiz” in the subject line. Please refer to
the contact information to the right of the press release.
About The Pay Raise Coach
Norman Lieberman, MBA, long-time successful executive recruiter and
owner of The Pay Raise Coach, offers a special report that clearly
spells out how to get a pay raise with zero fluff. The powerful special
report, “Headhunter's Secrets: Negotiating a Raise for
Yourself,” in addition to the comprehensive Self-Evaluation
to Determine Pay Raise Eligibility and a 15-minute power coaching
session, literally guarantees your risk-free satisfaction. Please visit
for more information.
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