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Former recruitment agency experts answer employment questions, candidly suggesting how to negotiate your salary, find a really good job, handle phone interviews, and more.

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Salary Negotiation - How to get a better bonus


Were you disappointed with the amount of your last bonus or do you feel your efforts warrant a bonus even if it’s 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.

Show initiative!
Don’t 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 company, etc.

Be valuable!
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 help.

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 company.







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