W hen seeking a raise or promotion, come in armed and prepared to defend yourself with evidence and a proper request. If you can’t list your accomplishments and prove your value to your boss, she’s not likely to agree to give you more. Bottom line — be prepared with statistics about your field and examples of your own accomplishments. Additionally, instead of just focusing on and honing the argument for why you really deserve this raise based on your work, don’t make it about personal reasons. Go in with a slew of facts and figures to support your request. Show off your accomplishments, pull out market research. Really dazzle.