Boss's Fave: Personal Qualities That Will Get You a Raise


By Sara Eckel

You work hard-meeting deadlines, delivering results, showing up on time. And yet, each year when raise time comes around you get the same old measly 1 or 2 percent, if that. Meanwhile, certain co-workers stroll out of their review meetings with big, Cheshire Cat grins.

Why do some people get a fat, juicy slab of the pie, while others are offered crumbs? Experts say that of course diligence and talent play their part, but if you really want to bump up your numbers you'll need these must-have qualities:

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