Some people think getting a raise is about having a conversation with your boss when they’ve put in their time.

They’re wrong.

It’s really about doing great work and communicating regularly with your boss.

These 10 steps show you how to do it right.

Note: The other day I posted some success tips for internships. Follow the same advice in the article and do exceptional work, but you may not want to ask for a raise. Instead, focus on building a great relationship with your mentor/supervisor so they’ll give you a great recommendation when you’re ready to look for work.