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There’s no doubt about it, asking for a raise can be nerve-wracking. It means putting yourself out there, and, um, fear of rejection, anyone?

In fact, fear alone is why so many of us don’t even ask in the first place. Not to mention it can be hard to decide how much you’re worth at a company, and harder still to ask for it once you’ve come up with your magic number. How do you initiate the conversation with your boss? When do you do it? What should you expect?

We know how important this subject is, and that’s why we compiled a list of articles that’ll motivate you to ask for—and get—a big ol’ raise!

1. 4 Ways to Prove to Your Boss That You Deserve a Raise—and a Big One at That

Have this one on repeat: You have to be valued more by your company to make more money at your company. Here’s how to level-up your value.

2. How to Ask for a Raise When You Hate Talking About Money

You’ve got to overcome the discomfort attached to this conversation if you care about advancing your career. And you know you do.

3. This Is How You Get More Than the Standard Cost-of-Living Raise

Just because you’re going to get a raise automatically, that doesn’t mean you can’t ask for more. In fact, this is your chance to ask for a big bump. Here’s how—and when to do it.

4. 4 Times You’re Allowed to Ask for a Raise Before Your Annual Review (Without Getting Laughed At)

Contrary to popular belief, your annual review might not be the best time to bring the topic. If you’re rocking it at your job, are up for another role elsewhere, or are just plain killing it—there’s no better time than the present.

5. This Is Your Manager’s Inner Monologue When You Ask for a Raise (Spoiler: It’s Not Great)

This video is funny, but also pretty insightful when it comes to understanding what your boss is thinking.

6. 5 Benefits You Give Up When You Don’t Ask for a Raise (That Have Nothing to Do With Money)

Don’t let the money fool you. Sometimes just asking is the best reward you can give yourself.

7. 8 Real People Share Their Successful Negotiation Stories

Instead of worrying about what could go wrong, learn from eight people who went for it and got pleasing results.

8. The Worksheet You 100% Need to Fill Out Before Asking Your Boss for a Raise

So you think you deserve a bump? This worksheet is all you need to make a sound case for yourself.

Updated 6/19/2020