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How do I ask for a raise or promotion?

A self-paced course to set your goal, build your case, and make your request.

Here are some common reasons we talk ourselves out of asking for a raise or promotion—many of these may sound familiar:

  • I don't even know how to ask for a raise or promotion. Do I ask in person? Through email?
  • What if my manager says no?
  • Do I deserve a raise or promotion?
  • Do I just need to work harder and harder until I get a raise or promotion?
  • Don’t I have to wait until my next performance review?

Raises and promotions seem like things that are granted to us by companies when they feel like it. So it's easy to just sit back and wait for one to come to you when it's time. And sometimes you wait, and wait, and wait, and nothing seems to be happening.

This video course is part of the Fearless Salary Negotiation Complete Bundle.

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A CEO describes raises and promotions from a manager's perspective

I asked the CEO of a large public company "How do you find the people that you promote to be your VPs and SVPs?" I wanted to know the secret sauce for finding untapped potential, for identifying future superstars so that I could get promoted myself, and so that I too would know how to find talent.

He said, "I look for people that are already working in and exploring areas outside their own, and I promote them." In other words, he was looking for people already doing the jobs he needed to fill.

Business managers don’t generally give raises or promote people based on potential, but based on results. They’re looking for people who have already demonstrated that they can do the job.

Managers are very, very busy people. They don’t have much time to constantly evaluate each employee's job title and pay. They barely have enough time to delegate and manage the business they’re responsible for running. So they’re not looking for potential, they’re looking for value right now.

You don't have to wait for raises and promotions to come to you.

Once you know that managers are looking for value right now, the raiase and promotion process becomes very simple:

  • Set your goal.
  • Build your case.
  • Present your case.
  • Follow up.

This self-paced course walks you through each step of the process so you can confidently request your next raise or promotion and stop waiting for it to come to you.

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Thanks to the ideas and strategies in Fearless Salary Negotiation, I was able to negotiate a $13,000 per year raise. You would be foolish to not invest in this resource. The ROI is ludicrous.

Everything you need to confidently ask for your next raise or promotion

The Raise and Promotion Bundle of Fearless Salary Negotiation includes the premium raise and promotion course—22 lessons and nearly one hour of self-paced content—to teach you how to build a compelling case and ask for your next raise or promotion.

Each Fearless Salary Negotiation bundle also includes:

  • The 200-page book in three formats (PDF, ePub and mobi)
  • Two self-paced starter courses to help you learn how companies decide what to pay you, and estimate your market value
  • 4 detailed, easy-to-use worksheets to implement what you learn
  • 22 email templates you can use to make communicating easier
  • The Interview Cheat Sheet so you're prepared for every interview

Course Contents

  • Course overview
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: What's holding you back?
  • Lesson 2: Before we begin...
  • Lesson 3: Defining raises and promotions
  • Lesson 4: When should you pursue a raise or promotion?
  • Define your goal
  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: Raise—What's your target salary?
  • Lesson 2: Promotion—What's your target job?
  • Lesson 3: Promotion—What it looks like from a manager's perspective
  • Lesson 4: Promotion—Define your roadmap and follow it
  • Lesson 5: Promotion—Do you want that job?
  • Prepare your case
  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: Raise—What's changed?
  • Lesson 2: Promotion—Show your work
  • Lesson 3: Accomplishments and accolades overview
  • Lesson 4: Raise—Accomplishment examples
  • Lesson 5: Promotion—Accomplishment examples
  • Lesson 6: Accolades overview
  • Lesson 7: Raise—Accolade examples
  • Lesson 8: Promotion—Accolade examples
  • Lesson 9: Prepare your written case
  • Present your case
  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: Meet with your manager
  • Lesson 2: Email your manager
  • Assess your results and look ahead
  • Overview
  • Lesson 1: When your request is not granted
  • Lesson 2: When your request is granted
  • Course takeaways

Common questions and answers about Fearless Salary Negotiation

Will Fearless Salary Negotiation work for me? Yes. Whether you’re an experienced executive or a recent college grad looking for your first full-time job, Fearless Salary Negotiation will help you negotiate a higher salary.

Josh C. is a Senior Business Development Executive and Harrison is a recent college grad:

Josh C.

Using techniques from Fearless Salary Negotiation—along with the included email templates and worksheets—I accepted a new job after getting my salary increased by $20K from the original offer along with an extra week of vacation! I had the confidence to go in with a strong negotiating position based on the knowledge I gained from the book.

Shannon Long

Fearless Salary Negotiation gave me the confidence to navigate between two offers with pressing timelines, resulting in a competitive salary and challenging work.

What if I don’t need this course right now? It's never too early to start building your case for your next raise or promotion. The sooner you set your goal, the sooner you can start taking steps to achieve that goal and building your case. The lessons you'll learn for this course will help you get your next raise or promotion sooner.

I don’t have time for this right now. That’s not a question! But I’ll answer it anyway. ;) You can get through the entire course in less than an hour. There's no fluff, only the specific steps you need to take to get your next raise or promotion.

Justin Abrahms, Senior Software Engineer

Thanks to Fearless Salary Negotiation, I was able to earn another $11,000 with a single email. This is the most valuable email I've ever sent, and I wouldn't have sent it if it wasn't for Fearless Salary Negotiation.

This video course is part of the Fearless Salary Negotiation Complete Bundle.

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60-day money back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the book or courses, reach out any time in the first 60 days and I’ll refund your money.

That’s it—there’s no fine print. I know how valuable Fearless Salary Negotiation is and I know you’ll find it valuable.

So how does this work? What are you buying?

When you buy The Raise and Promotion Bundle of Fearless Salary Negotiation you’ll be able to download all the files directly to your device. Everything is bundled in .zip files so you can easily download exactly what you need.

You own the book and courses.—I don’t use DRM or limit the number of devices you can use—and you will own them forever.

You can download everything in four files: one .zip file for each course and one .zip file for the book, worksheets, email templates, case studies, and The Interview Cheat Sheet. The contents of the course .zip files are organized so you can see exactly what’s inside and jump to any lesson you wish.

I’ll even email you to let you know when I update the book or courses.

How I became a salary negotiation coach

Josh Doody headshotI'm Josh Doody, a professional salary negotiation coach who helps Software Developers get more job offers and negotiate higher salaries. On average, the Software Developers I work with improve their job offers by $46,150.

I didn't negotiate my salary at my first few jobs, but quickly realized I had left a lot of money on the table. I began negotiating and I doubled my salary in three years.

Now I use everything I learned from my own experience to help others make tens of thousands more dollars negotiating with Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Tesla, @WalmartLabs, Zillow, Kimberly-Clark, Bloomberg, Red Hat, Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, and other companies you've heard of.

You can learn my strategy and tactics with my book, Fearless Salary Negotiation: A step-by-step guide to getting paid what you're worth.

Eric Macam

Josh’s advice helped me land a better job and a bigger salary with more benefits than I even thought possible.

PS Ready to get your next raise or promotion?

Stop waiting for your next raise or promotion to come to you. Fearless Salary Negotiation will walk you through the entire raise and promotion process to set your goal, build your case, and make your request. Click here to get started.