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IT Salary: 10 Ways To Get A Raise
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Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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7/1/2014 | 9:16:45 AM
Re: A rising tide lifts IT's boat
Well, here in China one good way to get salary increase is changing the job. For IT industry on average you will  get 20% - 30% increase. But I do agree on the points in this post. The competence and skill are the foundation for asking raise but the tactics such as proper positioning, doing more research, etc. are also quite important.
Kristin Burnham
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7/1/2014 | 9:07:04 AM
Re: Getting creativewhen a raise is not an option
@mejiac Exactly. Asking for something like a more flexible schedule still puts more money in your pocket, but in a more indirect way. Less time spent commuting = less money spent on gas and an increase in productivity, which ultimately benefits the business, too. 

What other creative benefits have you negotiated in lieu of a pay raise?
kbannan100
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7/1/2014 | 12:24:23 AM
Re: Getting creativewhen a raise is not an option
I think it's also worth asking to offload some of the more mundane, time-consuming IT tasks, moving them into an IT-as-a-Service model. By removing rote, annoying tasks you as an IT person can spend more time doing work that's exciting and at the same time raise your visibility.


I wonder if some people are being held back because management doesn't see their roles as crucial. Even those in managerial positions may have trouble making the case for a raise if they are stuck doing commodity-like IT tasks.


--KB (Me: http://bit.ly/1iMdSE5  )
tekedge
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tekedge,
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6/30/2014 | 11:24:43 PM
Re: Getting creativewhen a raise is not an option
@ Mejiac. A good option when pay raise is not possible.I actually felt that companies were more willing to go with this option other than pay raise.
tekedge
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tekedge,
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6/30/2014 | 11:19:00 PM
Re: Big Bump
@Alison , thx for sharing your experience. I commend yr approach to the problem, yeah it could have backfired but like the saying goes nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Charlie Babcock
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Charlie Babcock,
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6/30/2014 | 9:12:08 PM
A rising tide lifts IT's boat
The economy must be getting better. Here's good advice on how to ask for a raise.
mejiac
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mejiac,
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6/30/2014 | 9:00:55 PM
Getting creativewhen a raise is not an option
A trend I'm seeing is that while a sa!art raise at a given moment is not viable for the company, asking for more flexibity with the schedule is a good drwpaw back. Many have opted to work a certain amount of days remote, and meetings are scheduled considering this. Also the company itself has made investment in video conferencing technology to support this
mejiac
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mejiac,
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6/30/2014 | 8:53:29 PM
When to rock the boat?
To the community, isn't staying stable for a couple of years seen like a good thing? (Only asking since at my current assignment I'm seeing a lot of turnover, with many consultants leaving with less than a year.)
mejiac
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mejiac,
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6/30/2014 | 8:51:00 PM
Re: Big Bump
T @globalpos, Thank you for your comment, As mentioned in the article, "where you stack up compared to others in your role, industry, and location. " This I think is where I currently fall, since when I look around my peers, I'm one of the youngest and at times perform junior roles, yet my compensation is adequate for my current position...or am I fooling myself?
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H@mmy,
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6/30/2014 | 4:08:00 PM
Re: One of the best things I did was
Thank You Progman for sharing your experience.  Very effective way it is, I would say. Its always good to have things in black and white.
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