How to justify an increase
- — knowledge of the situation on the labor market in your industry
- — arguments in favor of your benefit to the company and the ability to increase it with an increase in salary
- — good relationship with the boss, and a good time for conversation.
Crucial for the success of the planned conversation should be well chosen for this time. The boss should be in a good mood, it is desirable that your conversation is not interrupted colleagues distracting you or the chef on urgent business.
The ideal time to do this is afternoon: morning routine already raked, and the head are done and satisfied with life.
Even better if before you were able to successfully complete the project, cope with you a difficult task. Achievements tend to be forgotten quickly, so capture the moment.
A good source of arguments in its favor could be the study of the realities of the labor market in your industry. Even if you are not going to leave, will not be superfluous to respond to several vacancies for professionals of your level, attend interview, when and where invited.
If in the course of this reconnaissance will receive the offer with the best conditions, it will serve as an additional argument in the conversation, and reserve airfield in the event of a failed final.
During the conversation, try not to refer to personal circumstances: don't care about them to anyone but you. If they mention it in the last turn, especially if the boss already knows.
Do focus on the benefit already bring to the firm, how much better will be able to work when you achieve the desired, and don't forget to refer to the situation on the market.
If you represent for company value, and your arguments are based not on an empty place, it is very likely a mutually acceptable solution.