Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to increase your pay

Our workplace smarties Dale Dauten and JT O'Donnell tackled what to do if you think you are underpaid.

JT said instead of just documenting all you do and asking for a raise, you should ask the employer what you could do so earn more.

If the employer says "nothing," it might be time to look for another job.

Dauten cautioned, though, not to give up too easily--try to increase your value. Find out what they value most--troubleshooting, managing a team, inventing--and concentrate on it.

What part of your skill set is deficient--fix it.

What emerging skills--say social media--do you need to master.

Get smarter, get visible, be loyal, work hard.

But even this may not be enough. But one thing is for sure, you need to suit up, show up, and speak up.

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