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Date of last raise: 2012
Prior salary research: Yes
Raise request: 10%
Raise received: 10%
User comments: "They are perceptive to my rationale based on my performance since I joined the company."
Salary.com says: Short and sweet. And also correct.
Your focus on performance and performance only is the key here. When asking for a raise you're essentially convincing your bosses that it's wise to invest you and that your past high performance is indicative of similar things to come in the future. So show them your positive results and back it up with numbers when possible. Nice job staying on point.