Going blind in a negotiation will more often than not leave you with far less than you deserve.
You've got to decide a hike percentage or a salary figure based on the industry standards for people with your education, experience, and skillsets.
Connect to more people on Linkedin and do your research well before you decide your figure!
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One word - Upskill
Before you ask for a hike, it's important to know and to show how you've grown in the role.
You could do a bunch of online courses, learn new tools, or even take up an academic quest to get upskilling!
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Know your stats
Just stating what you've done isn't always convincing enough to give you a raise.
Keep documenting all the projects you've worked on, with all the results you've arrived at. It's important to keep a tab of all the impact you've made when you ask for a hike.
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Practice it out
It's time to stand straight in front of you mirror and practice your negotiation skills.
Even better, take some time with a colleague and run them through your entire plan before you get in there.
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Have a wish number and a take number ready
Now, it's important to have a wish number - a number you'd wish for and would be a dream come true. This is probably the number you'll blurt out when you're asked about your hike.
Chances are, you won't get this wish number, You might have to settle for lesser but as long as it's above your take number, it's all good. Your take number is the one you'd gladly take up an offer for!