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Ask and you shall receive, right? Well, when asking your boss for a raise, it’s all about tactic. CNN reports that asking for too much, too soon and you could earn the "greedy" label (especially if you’ve just started a new job). However, ask for too little and you risk selling yourself short of what you deserve and you end up earning less than what you're worth. This is called the salary-talk trap.
To help avoid this trap, CNN provides tips, tricks and truths to getting the salary you desire. Our favorite is entitled “Pay me more or I'm outta here!” Because using the threat tactic to gain more money is insane! If you want more money from your employer, negotiate. Duh!
We want to hear from you! How have you been successful in negotiating a salary at your job? [CNN]