When it comes to jobs, hiring and promotion, women are less willing to negotiate than men. Unlike men, women rarely ask for a raise, says Vicki Salemi, career development expert and recruiter for monster.com, a job posting site, in an interview with Reader's Digest.
Salary is one of the leading circumstances when we look for a job. Increasing the labor remuneration is a moment that we often just wait for, and do not have a conversation about achieving a salary increase.Only 1 in 10 women dare to talk to their boss and ask for a promotion.
The reasons for the conciliatory mentality, according to experts, are different. Often the attitudes sound like this: "Why should I ask for a promotion when I won't get it anyway.", "The company is unlikely to allocate a resource for my promotion. If they could, they would have offered it to me themselves.", "I should be grateful that I still have a job.", "I don't want to look greedy in the eyes of my colleagues."
More reasons can be cited as to how women themselves are held back from career and pay growth. However, this trend must change, Salemi believes.
Why is it important to ask for a raise?
Whether you have been in your current professional role for years or are determined to move on to the next step in your career growth, the question of reviewing your remuneration is on the agenda.
Your financial worth in the form of your salary is of great importance to your career development.It is a sign of building trust between employer and employee. By sticking to the desire to climb the career and financial ladder, you show your employer the seriousness with which you treat the achievement of the company's goals and its successes.
Regardless of whether you get a promotion or not, it is important to show that you value yourself and your qualities that contribute to the overall development of the company you are a part of.