About how long does it typically take to get your first raise in an entry-level position? Is this something big companies typically review on an annual basis, semi-annual, or should I just keep my head down and not think about it?
Hi there! This is a great question and I'm sure lots of other Jobipedia users have wondered the same thing. While each company is different, here are a few guidelines for helping you tackle any raise related…View all answers »
Why does an employer ask how much you’re currently getting paid? Do you have to answer if you know you’re being underpaid and want to set the bar higher?
We ask the salary questions for a few reasons. We like to know what you're making to gauge whether we could pay similar/more. It also allows us to get an idea of your salary expectations and allows…View all answers »
My manager tells me during my monthly meetings that my emails numbers are the best out of the team and that I have been doing a great job taking on new responsibilities. Many say that raises are only about 3%. I want to ask for more than 15% at my annual review. Would I look too much like an amateur asking more than the average raise? Of course I will list all the roles I took on and my reasons
Hello! This is a great question. In today’s environment it is not uncommon for annual merit increases to be in the 3% range for many industries. There are of course many exceptions. First, annual increases…View all answers »
I need to ask for a couple 'personal' days off work. Do I need to give my supervisor specific details as to why I need to leave? I don't want to lie but I also want to remain professional.
The best approach to base the answer to this question on your relationship with your supervisor. If you have a solid line of communication and feel comfortable enough sharing your personal business…View all answers »
How can I find out about salary levels in different industries?
There are many resources when it comes to pay levels in various industries. One good place to look, especially if you have some companies in mind, would be Glassdoor. They provide you with company…
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