Aug 21, 2018 - 10:57 AM
Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review for important negotiation rules. For example, focus on remaining positive and likeable. Anything you do or say during the negotiation process that leaves employers feeling disgruntled will only harm your chances. Keep your letter positive and carefully evaluate how your approach will appear to the reader.
Another vital element to successfully writing a salary raise letter is convincing employers you deserve the increased payout. If you’re making more sales than anyone else through cold calls, don't just state that (making yourself appear arrogant), but use specific numbers to show how you've improved from the time you began, for instance.
A third tip for writing a letter that leads to a raise is understanding the employer's constraints. If there's a salary cap in place, there may be nothing the employer can do. The more you know about salary/vacation/signing bonuses, the better your chances of negotiating successfully.