Getting That Raise

The Information Technology industry can be very profitable as long as you know your worth.  You as an IT professional put in a lot of work to do your job and learn new things about your industry. Even after all the effort you put in, some of you may feel undervalued.

The first step you should take is evaluate your work and others who do the same as you.  Make sure that you as an IT professional are going above and beyond your job title.  You cannot expect your employer to approve a raise when the tasks you are fulfilling are only what are stated in the job description.  As an employee in the IT industry, you need to go above and beyond if you want to get ahead.

Next, figure out exactly how much additional compensation you’re looking.  This may be as simple as more vacation time or as complex as additional salary and/or bonus.   If you ask for an increase in pay, try to find out what other people in similar IT jobs are being paid.  Utilize IT recruiters Boston to help provide you with a compensation analysis.  Leverage their knowledge of the rates and salaries in the IT staffing industry.

Once you gather this information, make a list so you know what arguments you will use when negotiating your raise.

Before you go into your boss’ office, do some research on your own company.  Specifically, try to find out their budget and/or when their new budget numbers need to be reported.  Timing is everything – getting in front of your boss at just the right moment may make the difference in hundreds or thousands of dollars to you.

For more suggestions or advice, contact one of the IT recruiters at AVID Technical Resources today:

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AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.