Kathie Lee & Hoda: 60 Percent Of Woman Never Ask For Promotions
According to a new study conducted by iVillage, 60 percent of woman have never asked for a promotion even though they feel they deserve to get a raise. The study also found that out of the 1,500 women surveyed, only 20 percent have actually asked for a promotion, only 35 percent have asked for a raise and only 17 percent of the women have ever asked for a meeting with their boss to discuss their pay grade and their job.
Kathie Lee and Hoda were astounded by these numbers so they brought on a job search expert, Amanda Augustine, and Kelly Wallace, from iVillage and one of the researchers involved with the study, to go over their advice for getting more women to talk about advancements at their job.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Women Begin Being Followers As Children
Augustine said women are bred to be followers from the moment they are put in school. All the little girls are following boys around while the boys on the playground act as the leaders. She said women need to view themselves as leaders or no one else will.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Asking For a Raise Doesn’t Mean Penalization
Kelly Wallace said a lot of women are scared to ask for a raise because they think they will be penalized which is hardly ever the case. She said most of the time the boss knows your worth but he hasn’t decided to even question your pay grade. It is very important to know your own worth. She suggested using the internet to find out what other people who do your same job are being paid. You may be shocked at where you stand financially against your peers.
Augustine said it is also important to have good negotiating skills. Say you try to get a raise and it does not work. There are other non-monetary things you can negotiate with.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Put Yourself Out There
Both the experts said the most important thing for all women is to put themselves out there. Both of them agreed it is better to ask for something than sit back and wait for it. And if you ask for a raise and you do not get the raise, you need to know where you stand at that point. It may be time to find a better job.