If you’ve been working at your company for a while now and have gained significant experience, it may be time to ask for a raise. But, you have to make your employer see how valuable you are and how much you contribute to them. For tips on being prepared for that important meeting, read this post by Honey Smith at the Get Rich Slowly blog:
-Use your initial job interview to set the stage- Remember when they asked you where you wanted to be in five years? Time to go there.
-Document your successes in a quantifiable way- show them the numbers and how you’ve improved them!
-Keep your personal life out of it- the fact that you are saving for a home, raising a child, or going through a divorce should have nothing to do with you asking for a raise.