The 5 Things You Need to Do to Get a Raise

If You're Looking for a Raise, Follow This Checklist

5. Think Like Your Boss

While it can be hard to be objective, look at the workplace (and your relationship) from your boss’ perspective.

Let’s say that you have a project that’s due in a few days that your boss is eagerly awaiting. Send him/her an email staying abreast of your progress. That way you avoid constant requests for updates. By anticipating what's needed even before it's requested, it shows you can work independently and don’t need to be micromanaged. In turn, this makes your boss’ job easier—and makes him look better, too.