There is a saying that goes “In this world you’re either growing or you’re dying, so get in motion and grow.” Lou Holtz. With this in mind it is not too much of a stretch to suggest that the quickest and simplest way to increase your salary involves growing. A recent study by LinkedIn revealed that this is specifically true when it comes to moving jobs. In a survey of 10,500 job-changers, “74% earned more money in their new jobs” LinkedIn.
Sadly it’s not as easy as just quitting your current job, finding a new one and earning more cash. The key is to find the right job that aligns with your values, pushes you to grow and values your skills and experience.
Find A Company That Aligns With Your Values
If you can find a company that has similar core values as you it will always be a better match for both parties. If you believe in what you’re doing you will work harder and longer to achieve the best results. Find a company that supports its employees and helps them to grow in experience and expertise.
Networking is important in every facet of your professional life, and no time more so than when you’re trying to find a new job. If you can get a referral from someone who is an influential name in the industry it will help get your foot in the door. These people are also an incredibly valuable source of information and advice on how to improve your personal work value and who is currently hiring.
The easiest way to earn an higher salary is to continually grow and improve your skill set. It is also vital to stay connected to influential people in your industry of choice and use them as a source for future referrals. Strive to get employed by companies that share your same core values and present yourself as authentic, unique, and worth every penny.
Best of luck in your job search and continue growing!