There’s an asymmetry in corporate culture that is as old as time itself. Say two people, Amy and Sheryl, start out in the same career with the same qualifications at the same age, probably even at the same organization. Now leave them to go to work, get promoted, switch jobs and do every other thing that career people do and come back to observe their pay after 10 years. You can be sure they will definitely not have the same pay. One person would surely be earning more than the other. In some cases, the difference is so vast that the person with the greater salary earns as much as twice of what their counterpart takes home.
Is this just random luck? No. There are clear, time tested principles that can help you stand out and get paid what you’re worth and maybe a little more. If you’re still trying to get a job and you think this doesn’t apply to you yet, click here to sign up on Flexible Staffing and put an end to your job search.
Most times, you get a higher pay raise for taking up a more senior role at another organization than when you’re promoted within the same organization. Loyalty is an admirable trait that everyone should have but you should know when to move for the sake of advancing your career. Your first loyalty is to your career, and secondarily to the company you work for. In the example we used at the beginning. If Amy is the one with the higher pay after 10 years, she would most likely have worked for more organizations than Sheryl did.
While you’re working hard for that promotion, keep your eyes opened for other organizations that require the services of professionals at the higher level you’re aiming at. If you signal your availability on job portals and websites, HR headhunters might even reach out to you to see if you’re available. The salary negotiation skills we mentioned earlier will also come in handy at this point.
You don’t want to be that person that slaves for years, running the rat race with nothing to show for it after it’s all over. Good work deserves good pay and we hope these tips will help you get the best out of your career financially. If you’re looking to land a job, hire someone, or you just want to read more posts like this one, visit Flexible Staffing right now.