How to ask for your first raise

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The 1Life team suggest these approaches to that tough negotiation:

It can be awkward asking for a raise – but if you go in with confidence and preparation, you’ll stand the best chance of coming out with a bigger paycheque. At some point in or shortly after your first year of work, you’ll probably want to ask for a raise. Your company may offer an inflation-based increase automatically, or you might have a performance review in which you have to make a case for your raise, or you might have to bring up the issue yourself. Whatever the process, there are a number of approaches you should take when asking for a raise to make sure that you make a good impression and that you stand the best chance of increasing your income.

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