What to wear when you are going to ask your boss for a raise

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So you want to ask for a raise. You’ve worked hard at the office, you’ve delivered, fair enough. The way you present your request and the way you present yourself will have tremendous effect on the outcome of the meeting with your boss, so pay attention to our tips on how to behave and how to dress to ask for a raise.

Be prepared

Don’t just walk into your boss’s office. Find the right moment to ask for a raise, for example, after successfully closing a deal or in a positive moment for the company. Set up a meeting and prepare yourself; write down if you must, all your accomplishments and added value, your goals and what you can bring to the company. Rehearse. Say why you deserve a raise and not why you need a salary increase. Be yourself.

The look

To ask for a raise, you should dress the part, but don’t overdo it because you don’t want your boss thinking you’re trying too hard. Look polished and professional, but not dull. Wear something that shows your personality but remember that when it comes to office look, less is definitely more! Simplicity is the key. Avoid too much makeup and stay clear from tight and revealing outfits, you surely have much more to show your boss than your boobs, don’t you?

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