Many recession-wary companies that stopped handing out raises during the economic downturn are still hesitant to open their wallets today. But career experts say that despite all the penny-pinching, a salary hike isn’t necessarily out of the question–so you might as well ask.
Timing is everything when making a career move. Donâ€™t ask for a raise after missing an important deadline. It is also not wise to begin your job search during the summer months when most hiring manager are on vacation.