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Before you ask for a raise, write a one-page memo that summarizes why you’ve earned it. Quantify your value to the firm by highlighting your accomplishments. Identify specific ways in which you exceeded your employer’s expectations. Give your memo to a trusted outsider, such as a mentor, to critique. Armed with feedback, you can turn your memo into a well-written proposal that you’ll use to follow up your stated request for a raise.