Do you feel undervalued in your current job? Either in pay or position?
Are you having these kinds of questions?
You’re not alone. In fact, only half of U.S. workers ask for a raise from their employer. And of those that ask, less than half of them actually receive the raise they request?
Successfully asking for and receiving a raise or promotion is an art and a science.
It takes work in order to know what matters to your boss, how to prove your value, and how to make the case for why your raise or promotion is warranted. But it takes a mindset and a certain approach to really make a compelling case, and then follow through from start to finish
You can Google yourself to death trying to learn the secrets. Or you can take an immediate crash course in how to get a raise or promotion and get right to what matters. There are a lot of great courses and resources out there but if you're looking for one that gets right to the point without draining your brain, this is the one for you.
This course is as simple as it gets.
If you're looking for an easy-to-understand, practical, and straightforward program then this is where to start. If you're early on in your career or just looking for some valuable insights (and a kick in the pants) on how to chase after your raise, then get let's get started!
"I'll get you started, you take it the rest of the way. Now go get your raise!" - Jon Barnes
Are you ready to take the leap?
WORKSHEET: Why I Want a Raise or Promotion Worksheet
Don't go into the process with the mindset that you're entitled to ANYTHING.
Assume that your boss is only aware of 50% of the contributions you make.
What's the perspective of a good boss when it comes to people asking for a raise?
You have to already be doing the job that you hope to be promoted to. When leadership looks to promote they look for people who are already doing it.
Go in knowing that the average raise is rarely more than 5% at one time.
What's the baseline when it comes to the average raise?
Make a list of your duties but also list your accomplishments.
WORKSHEET: Tasks and Accomplishments Matrix
Think of real problems you've solved that make the company more profitable.
WORKSHEET: Problem Solving Worksheet
This is a mid-way reminder because at this point you're probably feeling pretty awesome about yourself.
Let's see how well you were paying attention now that you're feeling all amazing.
Use Glassdoor, Indeed, Salary, or similar tools to assess comparative salaries based on both your industry, region, and title. It can vary dramatically based on where you are.
WORKSHEET: Comparative Salaries Worksheet
Clearly communicate your own long term professional goals. People want to promote people with vision and self-leadership.
WORKSHEET: Personal Development Worksheet
A true creative communicator, Jon has experienced enough seemingly disconnected careers in his short lifetime to confuse any guidance counselor. Charging ahead with the realization that creativity can be applied to any profession, Jon currently works at a MD-based advertising agency where he leads a thriving content marketing practice. Speaking frequently on all things content, digital, viral and creative, Jon has run his own advertising and design firm, served in full time youth ministry, and worked marketing for a regulatory consulting firm and legal practice dedicated to helping clients succeed in FDA regulation, approvals, labeling and inspections. His finest work has involved unicorns and trade show pranks, hand-painted car murals, neon lights, meteorological impostering, car design, executive ghost writing, and ancient Greek. He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Bible and Theology from Washington Bible College, a Master’s Degree in Modern Studies from Loyola University Maryland, and after flirting with a Doctoral program eventually decided making YouTube videos was a better investment of energy. Jon is married and has 4 boys, most of whom are obsessed with Legos.