Career Planning in Tough Times: How To Ask for More
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected your organization. But that doesn’t mean that you have to put your career goals on hold for 2021. Though the idea of asking for more responsibility or a raise may be anxiety-inducing right now, it doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience.
As long as your asks are realistic, you should still feel comfortable asking your employer for more—whether that’s more responsibility, more compensation, or both.
Setting realistic goals
The COVID-19 pandemic made last year challenging, but you have likely become more flexible and efficient as you balance your work and personal responsibilities—often in the same space. True, there’s no clear end date for when we can safely return to some semblance of work normalcy, but we can still take the time to set our 2021 career goals.