This quiz is going to help you to make a decision about asking for a raise. It identifies if you should ask for a raise based on 20 business factors.
Signs You Should Ask for a Raise.
You should ask for a pay raise if you’ve accomplished your work plans, exceeded performance expectations, or provided a business-critical skill for more than six months in the same company.
Reasons to ask for it.
45% of Americans seek new jobs due to low pay. So, one reason to ask for a raise is to hang on to your job. Another reason is getting compensated for the value you provide.
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How to ask for it.
According to Kevin O’Leary, a Canadian businessman, you should tell your manager: “Here’s what I’m worth. I’ve done a fantastic job for you to hit your goals, and I’d like to get compensated like everybody else.” That’s how you ask for a raise when you’re underpaid.
This Quiz Determines if It’s the Right Time.
The salary raise quiz is a set of 20 business questions, identifying if you should ask for a wage increase.
It analyzes your sector, performance, and skills to come up with accurate results.
5 Things to Consider Before Asking for a Raise.
For many, it’s more of a “When” question. They wonder when the right time is to ask for higher pay. If that’s the case, consider the following factors.
#1. Average pay rate.
You should ask for a pay raise if you’re doing the same job as everyone in your sector while uncompensated or underpaid.
One way to compare your pay to others is by checking out Salary.com, a database of US jobs and their average salary.
#2. Changes in responsibilities.
Have you taken on new roles or extra tasks lately? If yes, you must negotiate a raise.
As mentioned in the Fair Labor Standards Act, any employee should receive additional payment for overtime or extra work.
#3. Performance delivery vs. expectations.
Compare your performance with the company’s expectations. If your work exceeds the prospects, you should ask for a raise.
#4. Provided value.
Creating additional value for an employee lets you ask for a raise.
If your job has helped the company grow beyond plans, it’s time to ask for more.
#5. Business-critical expertise.
Does the company live on your skills? If yes, you should ask for a raise. Business-critical expertise makes you eligible for above-average pay.
Good News: It’s Not a Yes-or-No Quiz.
Questions like “Should I ask for a raise?” are complicated. And a yes or no answer does not come in handy. That’s why the quiz offers more than that.
Here’s everything you could learn by participating.
· The amount of a raise you should ask for.
Do you ask yourself, “How much of a raise should I ask for?” The quiz has the answer. It reveals what percentage to ask for according to your needs and skill.
· The best timing.
If you’ve been working for the same company or person for more than six months, now is the best time to ask for a raise. But if you’re unsure about the timing, take the quiz.
· Additional expert tips.
The salary raise quiz offers bits of advice on how to ask for higher pay. So, it’s like consulting a professional in advance.
By the way, if you’ve decided to quit your job because of the low pay, take our other test called, “What Is My Dream Job?” It helps you figure out the ideal career.
That’s it. Now, you’re ready to find out if you should ask for a raise. Hit the start button!
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1Which one describes the employment growth rate in your sector?
The employment growth rate is stable.
The employment growth rate has increased.
The employment growth rate has decreased.
The sector is about to collapse.
- 2Is your salary above or below the average pay rate?
It’s the same as the average pay rate.
It’s above the average payment.
It’s slightly below the average rate.
It’s significantly below the average rate.
- 3How easy is it for the company/employer to replace you?
I don’t know.
They’ve already tried to replace me.
- 4What kind of skill set is required to do your job?
Mostly soft skills.
Mostly hard skills.
My job requires above-average expertise.
I am the only one who has the required skills.
- 5Are you doing additional work besides your main tasks?
Yes, I’ve taken on a few additional tasks recently.
I have so many additional tasks that I can’t do anything else.
- 6When is the annual budget/payment review in your company?
I don’t know.
In a few months.
They never review the budget/payment.
- 7Have you received any job offers lately?
No, I’m not open to new job opportunities.
Yes, but the pay wasn’t satisfying.
Yes, and the pay was higher than my current job.
My company doesn’t allow me to get new job offers.
- 8Is your company growing?
No, but the performance is stable.
No, it’s been shrinking.
Yes, the growth has been significant.
No, the company is on the verge of bankruptcy.
- 9How long have you been working for the same employee?
About 4-6 months.
Less than three months.
About a year or two.
Three years or longer.
- 10How would you describe your relationship with the company?
I like my workplace.
I’m new around here. So, I’m not sure.
I’ve always been a super fan of the company.
I don’t like the company’s policies/work environment.
- 11Would you say your job has led to critical growth in the company?
Not really. (Maybe)
No. I don’t think so.
Yes, I’ve been a critical part of the growth.
My company hasn’t been growing lately.
- 12Have you been promoted without a pay raise?
Yes, I have.
No, I’ve been demoted.
- 13Would you say that you’ve accomplished the work plan?
IDK. But I’m happy with my performance.
Not really. I’m a newbie.
Yes, I’ve accomplished all plans.
My company doesn’t have a work plan.
- 14“The company will lose money without me.” Do you agree?
I’m not sure. (I hope they don’t).
No, they won’t.
Yes, they’ll lose money.
They will lose money with or without me.
- 15Do you offer business-critical skills?
No, but the company appreciates my skills.
No, I’m a regular employee.
Yes, I do offer critical skills.
I used to offer critical skills but not anymore.
- 16Does your performance exceed the company’s expectations?
No, but I satisfy the expectations.
I haven’t analyzed my performance yet.
Yes, I’ve always exceeded the company’s expectations.
My company doesn’t care about my performance.
- 17Have you ever covered for your manager or supervisor?
No, I’ve been focusing on my tasks.
Yes, but only a few times.
Yes, I do that all the time.
I don’t have a manager or supervisor.
- 18Is your company or employer hiring more staff?
No, we don’t need more employees.
Yes, I’m one of the newly hired staff.
I don’t know.
No, they’ve been laying off staff.
- 19Is your salary lower than other employees?
No, we’re all equally paid.
Yes, but it’s because I’m a new employee.
Yes, I’m underpaid.
I don’t know how much others are being paid.
- 20Final question: when was the last time you asked for a raise?
I haven’t asked for a raise at all.
A long time ago.
I ask for it every month. But they reject it.