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The dos and don'ts of getting a pay rise

How much are you worth? Or rather - is the answer to that question equal to the sum paid into your bank account by your employer?
If not then you need to ask for more, and that means you have to negotiate with the person who pays your wages. It's something that puts the frighteners on a lot of people. It shouldn't.
"No one ever got fired for asking for a pay rise" said Pip Jamieson founder of the professional networking site, The Dots. "In fact rather the opposite - asking for more money shows ambition and shows you want to stay with the company."
But there are good ways of asking for a pay rise and there are bad ones. So here are some dos and don'ts when it comes to asking for a bigger salary.
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