It’s that golden moment, the one you always dream about. The moment your boss actually offers you a raise, and you didn’t have to ask for it! It doesn’t happen often, unless you have something in your contract that stipulates your pay increases, or some other sort of mandated pay raise. Related: 3 Ways To Get Noticed, Get A Promotion, And Get A RAISE! However, for the majority, an impromptu raise is just a dream. There are no promises to be made here. Many raises, even those you ask for, depend on a variety of factors. You have control over whether or not you deserve a raise, but not always on getting one. Luckily, there are some things you can do that will push you closer towards getting a raise, whether you ask for one or not.