Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
|Salary Negotiation - How to get a
Were you disappointed with the amount of your
last bonus or do you feel your efforts warrant a
bonus even if its not technically a part of
your compensation package. Here some tips to help
you get a (better) bonus.
Ask for one!
It sounds so simple but it's the best way for you
to get a bonus. Approach your boss now, tell him
or her you want a bonus and you'd like to develop
a plan for you to get one. Together you can
develop goals to meet before they can justify
paying you a bonus. Be sure to document the
points of your agreement in writing.
Dont wait for your boss to tell you what to
do. Instead take initiative. For example, do
something to simplify your boss job,
suggest ways to improve a process for the
Take on extra projects or responsibilities that
may or may not be in your job description. Help
other people or departments when they need extra
Document your successes!
Keep a weekly log documenting what projects you
have completed, noting especially the
accomplishments and extra responsibilities you
took on. This way when it comes time to discuss
your bonus or ask for a bonus, you can show your
boss exactly what you have accomplished for the