How to reply to a request for a raise via email

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Don’t Make Demands, Make Your Case

• When asking for a raise, avoid framing it as a demand. Instead, make a clear, logical case for why you deserve higher pay based on the value you bring to the company. Provide concrete examples of how you contribute.

Highlight Your Achievements

• Quantify your accomplishments as much as possible. Did you meet or exceed goals? Did you take on additional responsibilities? Did your work directly boost sales or cut costs? Numbers tell a compelling story.

Acknowledge the Situation

• Recognize the realities your company is facing. Times may be tough. If so, focus your request on smaller, incremental raises or non-monetary perks.

Suggest a Review

• Propose setting up a meeting to discuss your performance. That way you can have a dialogue instead of putting your manager on the defensive. Offer to provide more evidence to justify higher pay.

Convey Enthusiasm

• Avoid threats about finding another job if you don’t get a raise. Express your desire to keep contributing to your team and the company’s mission. Enthusiasm is contagious.

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