If you want to get a raise at work, you’re competing with your coworkers too. There are certain skills that are essential to place you ahead of the pack. Most everyone knows about hard work and negotiation skills, but there are other skills that are just as important. One of those essential skills is clear, confident and concise communication. Another important skill is being able to read emotions. Also, how well are you at influencing others? In order to be a great leader you have to be able to influence others and gain their trust. Do you keep a positive attitude towards things? Being able to keep the spirits high in a group is essential for leading a team. Master these things and you’ll be receiving a raise in no time.