No matter what you do for a living, one of your goals at work will probably be that you are doing the best job you can possibly do – and as a result of this goal, one of your other goals (either acknowledged consciously or drifting around subconsciously) will probably be that you receive a raise for the hard work you are doing. After all, in spite of the fact that many of us actually work at jobs we enjoy, all of us also work for the money the job brings in, as this money enables us to live comfortably and to do other things we enjoy – which all adds up to mean that knowing how to work toward a raise is just as important to your work as knowing how to do an excellent job.Not surprisingly, the first two steps you will need to take to work toward a raise go hand-in-hand with the steps you will need to take in order to make sure that you are doing an excellent job at work. Making an effort to always show up to work early is the first of these two steps; it only takes you going to bed about thirty minutes earlier each night for you to get to work thirty minutes early each morning – and even though no one may say anything about it early on, this commitment to your job will not go unnoticed! @@ADSENSE@@. The next step for you to take in your aims of doing a great job at work and working toward a raise is to always go the extra mile in every assignment you have; this means that – rather than looking for the quickest or easiest way to get a project done – you should always be looking for extra things you can do to make a project you are working on even better than they are expecting it to be. And finally, you should know that one of the best things you can do in order to get a raise is to simply ask; it can be uncomfortable to ask for a raise, but you are far more likely to get one if you build up the boldness to ask for one – and when you are taking the other steps to ensure you are doing an excellent job, you are far more likely to receive a positive response when you take this leap! @@ADSENSE@@.