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5 Surprising Ways to Get That Raise

In this economy, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re setting yourself up for a better future. Step one? Getting the salary you deserve. Here, Alexa von Tobel, CEO of, shares her tips for getting more from work.

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Place a Dollar Amount on Your Accomplishments

While keeping a log of your accomplishments is a huge step in making a case for a raise, so is quantifying the benefit, says von Tobel. Dollars make sense to employers: They’re more likely to give you a raise if you show them how much you’ve contributed and how valuable you are to the company in plain numbers.

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