Do you know how much you should be getting paid? When you’re looking for work, starting a new job or asking for a pay raise, you need to know what sort of salary and benefits you should be asking for. To do this, you have to know how much your skills and experience are worth. If you don’t, you could end up earning less than you deserve.
Do your research
It’s always smart to research expected salaries when you’re looking for work or want a raise. It’s especially important if you have been with the same employer for a while or you’re looking at roles that are different to your current position. You can find lots of information on salaries by looking online, especially on job sites.
Talk to others
Talking about how much you earn with other people can sometimes be awkward. It’s often regarded as taboo. However, discussing it professionally can really help you to know your worth. If you don’t want to talk to your colleagues about it, you can discuss it with others in your industry, perhaps online or through professional networks.
Know the worth of your degree
In some industries, having a degree is the standard. However, in others, it can really make you a more valuable employee. Some degrees can give your earning potential a huge boost, so you should be aware of how it could help you access higher salaries. Know the worth of your degree if you want to be sure you’re earning enough.
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This is a collaborative post that was ghost written for More From My Career.