Mar 19, 2020 - 09:27 PM
Your first step is to conduct some research and determine whether or not your current compensation is on par with what is standard for your industry, field and geographic region. In the real world, nobody walks into the boss' office, asks for a raise, and is granted it on the spot. That only happens in movies and television shows.
You need to come up with a year-long action plan for getting yourself to your salary goal. You need to think about what your career goals are, share them with your manager, and ask for feedback. You should also volunteer for more responsibilities and communicate your wins along the way. You need to promote yourself. Focus on why you deserve (as opposed to need) the raise and come up with an outline of a conversation to have with your manager.