The best way to get a raise is to embrace those dreaded annual performance reviews. Most people grit their teeth and are happy simply to get through them with their dignity intact. But that is the road to standard merit increases rather than double-digit, performance-based increases.
If you want more money, plan ahead. Document everything you do and for whom. People who show initiative-- and can document it--get rewarded.
You may have heard that more employers are replacing yearly performance reviews with more frequent “conversations.” View these meetings as monthly or quarterly performance reviews and make the case for your well-deserved salary increase with solid proof-points.
What’s worked best for you when asking for a raise?