Everyone wants to make more money, but not many companies are readily handing out big raises this year. U.S. News & World Report offers these 13 tips to help you score more than the average 3 percent bump in salary.
Work on your communication skills.
Ask for constructive criticism.
Continue your education.
Find ways to exceed expectations.
Get along with co-workers.
Let your boss know you want to improve your position.
Keep in touch with people working similar jobs in other firms.
Join a professional society.
Read about your trade or profession.
Define what skills you need to advance.
Study other jobs in the company.
Anticipate technical changes at your job.
Anticipate changes in your workplace.
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