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The How-To’s of Salary Negotiation

The country may still be in the midst of a post-recession economy, but employers are slowly warming up to the idea of offering more raises. According to The Huffington Post, surveys suggest that the average raise in 2014 is an estimated 2.9 percent. This may not sound like much — another article from The Huffington Post notes that the average hovered between 3.8 percent and 4.4 percent from 2000 to 2008 — but with rising consumer prices and inflation, even a modest increase matters. The trick is knowing when (and how) to ask for it.

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5 Ways to Make Yourself Pay Raise-Worthy

In 2013, the average worker can expect a raise of 3 percent, according to human resources and consulting group Aon Hewitt. Top performers may be able to snag an additional 1 percent. Although this may seem like small potatoes, many businesses are struggling to give their employees that much. Every bit counts in a down economy, and there are ways you can position yourself for that higher-than-average pay raise at work. If you’re curious about how to get started, read on.

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