How many years should you go back on your resume?
How do I list my accomplishments for a raise?
Make your accomplishments SMART. The acronym SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. Don’t say you accomplished “a lot of things;” be specific! Show very specific examples of where you affected the company’s bottom line and any statistics you can showcase will help state your case.
How do I approach my boss about a raise?
Share your goals and ask for feedback.Proactively communicate wins.Demonstrate your accomplishments and added value.Focus on why you deserve it (not why you need it).Practice your pitch and anticipate questions.Do your research.Talk about the future.Be prepared to hear no.
Why do I deserve a raise?
Have you done your job and been an average employee? A raise simply, for this reason, is basically you saying, “Well, I’m not terrible and I’m doing the minimum so please give me more money.” A raise means you’re doing more, so show that you’ve gone above and beyond your job responsibilities.
Is asking for a 20 raise too much?
As a general rule of thumb, it’s usually appropriate to ask for 10% to 20% more than what you’re currently making. That means if you’re making $50,000 a year now, you can easily ask for $55,000 to $60,000 without seeming greedy or getting laughed at.