Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple of situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?
Career coaching is becoming an increasingly popular choice for individuals wanting help with their job or career. Reasons for using a career coach are numerous, including needing guidance in focusing on what's important to enable progression up the career ladder, better managing problems at work and help finding the ideal career path. Once the decision to use a career coach has been taken, finding a good one is the next step. There are a number of ways to find a good career coach. Recommendations This is probably the best way to find a good career coach. If the coach comes highly recommended by someone you trust, chances are that they will provide a good service to you as well. You have the benefit of being able to ask the person recommending the coach questions you may have to get an understanding of what the coach is like before making contact. Knowing they have been recommended will make you more confident with their services. Ask Not everyone knows someone who has used a career … [Read more...] about Finding a Good Career Coach