Career (Con)Quest Comic

Career (Con)Quest #19: Gotcha!

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Anyone else hates April Fools Day at the office?

It’s literally the worst.

Especially, when your boss decides to participate too and you need to talk over some important stuff.

But jokes aside, timing is crucial for successful salary negotiations.

Here are four best times to ask for a raise:

  • After finishing a big project successfully
  • Three months before your annual performance review
  • At least six months after you got hired and/or received a raise
  • When you are asked to take on a complex, hard-to-staff assignment

….and never on April’s Fool’s Day.


  • Bangkit is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer and the stylus behind Freesumes Career Con(Quest) comics series. Over the past five years, Bangkit designed posters, illustrations, and storyboards for... more

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