When one secures a job, this is for the mutual benefit of the employee and employer. The employer expects a service in return for remuneration.
Be sincere to yourself over the kind of impact you aim to bring to the company you aim to work for before determining the amount of money you expect.
You should also do some research about the company you aim to work for and compare the salary on offer for the position you are applying for in other companies. This would enable you to have the right range of salary you may wish to request for.
Andine Ntwari, customer relationship manager at NFT advises fresh graduates to look for experience rather than money.
Ntwari says that for one to secure a good job tomorrow, he or she must accept a lower salary but first gain the right experience.
She says that the more experienced staff who feels that they deserve a payrise should provide valid reasons on why they need their request to be approved.
Time factor as well as one’s conduct are essential when it comes to determining a pay rise.
If your employer gives you additional duties not indicated in your contract, this may be a good reason why you should have a payrise. But remember that when you are signing your contract, do not miss out on the clause that says “Any other assignment that may be assigned to you” which may be aligned to those additional duties and responsibilities.