It’s no secret that money plays a big role in our lives.
Where we live, how we vacation, the lifestyle we enjoy, and when we retire are all determined, at least in part, by our finances.
And while money shouldn’t be the only factor that we consider when making career decisions, it’s important to be realistic about the role that it plays.
For most of us, salary is determined by someone else.
We negotiate our starting pay and then can only hope for regular increases during annual reviews and promotions. But what if you want more control over your income?
The good news is that by understanding and increasing the value you provide to your organization, you can have a direct impact on your earning potential.
In today’s job market, it is more important than ever to make yourself stand out from the competition.
Whether you are looking for a promotion or hoping to land a new position, there are certain things you can do to increase your value to an employer.
One way to make yourself indispensable is to specialize in a new area. Stay up-to-date on trends in your industry and be the go-to person for all related matters.
Another way to increase your value is to make a direct impact on the bottom line.
If you work in a revenue-producing area of business, suggest new ways to service your existing customer base.
If you do not work directly in a revenue-producing area, find ways to save the company money through new practices.
Finally, always be professional. No matter what the situation, maintain a positive attitude and display the highest level of professionalism.
By following these tips, you can make yourself an indispensable asset to any organization.