By Holly Shively, Staff Writer If you have switched careers, asked for a raise or gotten a promotion in the last six months, the Dayton Daily News wants to hear from you.We’re working on a story about how a healthy economy with low unemployment is encouraging workers to jump start new careers and ask for raises or promotions. If you live in the Miami Valley, tell us your stories to be featured in the article. Please contact Holly Shively at [email protected] or 937-225-6965 to share your success story of a new career, promotion or raise. FIVE FAST READS • Young’s Jersey Dairy grows into family destination over 150 years Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Wright State strike: Students claim their classes weren't covered 2 Recall alert: 8 lots of Irbesartan blood pressure medications recalled 3 Soccer coach convicted of sex crimes challenging phone images • All local Gymboree, Crazy … [Read more...] about Have you recently changed careers, asked for a raise or promotion?
Asking for a raise
By The Washington Post | October 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm By Heather Long | Washington Post The United States has a record number of job openings, another sign workers have greater opportunity to find better jobs, according to new data the Labor Department released Tuesday. President Donald Trump celebrated the news, tweeting “Incredible number just out, 7,036,000 job openings. Astonishing – it’s all working!” The president made a slight typo in his tweet. The actual figure is that the United States had 7,136,000 million job openings in August, which is even better than Trump said and the highest on record since the Labor Department began keeping track of this data in late 2000. The nation now has more than one job opening for every unemployed person, a dramatic turnaround from the Great Recession when there were more than six unemployed people for every job on offer, the Labor Department said. Unemployment hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest level since … [Read more...] about Analysis: Now is an excellent time to ask for a raise
Pete walked into his boss' office. "Ms. Smith, I'll be straight with you. I know the economy isn't great, but I have three companies after me, and I would like to respectfully ask for a raise." After a few minutes of haggling, Ms. Smith finally agreed to a 5 percent boost. When Pete got up to leave, she asked him, "By the way, which three companies are after you?" "The electric company, the mortgage company and the phone company." We all have bills to pay. Our jobs are a good way to accomplish that. But if you feel like you aren't receiving what you deserve, you have to muster up your courage and ask for a raise. That is a conversation you need to have with your supervisor, not your co-workers. They don't make those decisions, and you will get a reputation for being the complainer. Instead, prove you can perform the duties of your position and work your tail off making sure you're the best hire your boss ever made. Then it's time to ask for a raise. Here are some tips that will give … [Read more...] about Harvey Mackay: Raise the roof when asking for a raise
Getting a raise may be easier today than in the post-recession years, but it doesn't mean every worker is always succeeds in negotiating higher pay. One demographic group in particular appears to fall short compared to others when they ask for a raise, according to new research from compensation site PayScale. Compared with white men, people of color are significantly less likely to receive raises when they ask supervisors for more money. The reason may boil down to bias, although it's unclear whether it's due to overt or unconscious bias, said PayScale Vice President Lydia Frank. "We know that people hold biases and you may make snap decisions based on stereotypes," Frank said. "It's important for organizations to take that human subjective call out of the decision" and rely on data and technology to help field pay decisions. The study included more than 160,000 respondents and controlled for factors such as experience, company tenure, job type and … [Read more...] about Is bias why some workers get overlooked for a raise?
Jen Atalla, provided by Published 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 In "America's Next Top Model," Tyra Banks's memorable catchphrase is "you wanna be on top?" The only way Tyra Banks was able to establish a media empire out of a modeling career was by asking herself this question. There are many questions one can ask during every stage in a career. "How can I ask for a raise?"; "Should I just completely change my career?"; or "How do I start my own app?" Tyra Banks found the answers to all of these questions and featured them in her book, co-authored with her mother Carolyn London, "Perfect is Boring". Following is a transcript of the video. Tyra Banks: Sometimes you have to size step, step backwards, do so many things in order to get the quan, the thing. The thing that you desire so much. How to ask for a raise. Here's a big Tyra tip in how to ask for a raise. First I'm gonna tell you what not to do. Do not go to your boss or employer and say, "I can't pay my … [Read more...] about Tyra Banks on how to ask for a raise