You’ve been busting your butt all year long to get your company to hit those monthly goals. Now, evaluation time is here and you’re looking to be rewarded for all your hard work. But, as with many things involving money, negotiating for a raise can be difficult. Whether you’re uncomfortable bringing it up because you think your managers will look at you differently afterwards, or you’ve brought it up multiple times before and don’t want to be “too pushy,” asking for an increase in pay can be tricky.
We reached out to SoFi career expert Ashley Stahl, for her expertise on the best ways to approach the salary raise conversation without selling yourself short or handing out ultimatums. So, find out the five things not to say when you want a raise and what to say instead below.