There are many things about which people do not agree, but just about everybody would agree that they’d like to make more money.
While that might be easier said than done, there are some things that you can do to address your current situation. (And when we say “address” it, we mean “improve” it.
Specifically, below are four ways to boost your income and by extension, grow your career:
#1—Invest in training and education.
The first word is the operative word here: invest. You have to invest before you can actually receive a return on the investment. When you invest in yourself, you’re investing in your future and the future of your career.
The bottom line is that you must provide ever-increasing levels of value if you want to receive ever-increasing levels of money and other compensation. You can take online training classes, participate in more formal certifications, or even earn a degree.
#2—Ask your boss for a raise.
Yes, this is the obvious one. However, you might be surprised by how many people complain about not getting a raise when they’ve never actually asked for one. Don’t think that raises are only given during the annual performance review period. They can be given at any time.
Be prepared to know why you deserve a raise and be prepared to communicate those reasons to your supervisor when you broach the subject. They’re not just going to respond by saying, “Why, of courseyou can have a raise!” without even asking any questions.
#3—Look for a new job.
In many instances, a new job brings with it an increased level of compensation (although not in all cases). If you’ve invested in yourself with training and certifications and you’ve not received a raise, then perhaps it’s time to look for “greener pastures.”
As we’ve addressed many times before in this blog, Time Staffing can help in your job search.
#4—Get a second job.
OR you can keep your current position and supplement your income with a second job. Sure, this involves working more, but you are in fact increasing your income. Obviously, working two full-time jobs is a risky proposition. You have your health to worry about, after all.
However, a second job could absolutely take the form of a part-time or temporary position. Work for a shorter, specified period of time and then go back to your main job. Or pick up another one. Once again, Time Staffing can help in this situation.
What’s your current employment situation? Are you looking for a job? A new job? A second job?
Time Staffing Inc.