The 5 Things You Need to Do to Get a Raise

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

1. Be Positive

Your company is going through a rough time, and there are whispers everywhere in the office about the overall fate of your industry. But instead of chiming in with the naysayers, be optimistic instead.

Try to be genuinely friendly with everyone you work with and avoid the petty office gossip. Your upbeat attitude can be contagious—and your positive outlook will be even more motivation for your boss to give you a raise.