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How To Get a Big Raise in 8 Easy Steps

  • How To Get a Big Raise in 8 Easy Steps

    By Geoffrey James
    Sales Machine Blogger

    It's nice to imagine that the success of your career rests upon your basic competence at doing your job, but that's not really true.

    Raises, promotions, and other perks usually depend directly on how well you can manage the big boss. If he or she doesn't warm up to you—or worse, doesn't remember that you exist—you'll never paid what you're truly worth.

    Sad but true.

    If you want to get a big raise, you must make sure the big boss knows about all the things you're doing right.  What's more, you need to build personal rapport so that the boss keeps your best interests in mind. 

    That's the reason for this post.  Follow these eight easy steps, and I guarantee that the boss thinks of you first, when it's time to hand out the salary increases.

    NOTE: To view the steps, click on the "NEXT" button on the upper right.

    Illustrations by Lorelyn Medina