Planning to Ask for a Pay Raise? Prepare First

Before talking with your boss, make sure you're presenting the best case as to why you deserve a salary increase.

Now that there's an uptick in the economy and job market, organizations are once again finding themselves profitable and making new hires. For employees who continued to go above and beyond without just compensation during the tougher times, a bump up in pay is long overdue.

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Liz Ryan
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger.com