Getting a small annual salary bump used to be the norm for the American worker. But in a tough economy when job security’s not a given, you can’t expect to be handed a raise. That said, raises are still out there for the taking. Getting one, though, requires not only hard work but also strategic positioning—you must make yourself indispensable to your company and make sure management sees that. Improve your chances for a raise at your current job with these clever tactics.
1. Set your own professional goals.
2. Get more training.
3. Promote your accomplishments.
4. Take on more responsibility.
5. Research average salaries.