Doing the same thing, time and time again, will inevitably lead to the same results – a small or insignificant increase for you.
If you have chosen the easy way out and just listed your previous experience on your CV in chronological order, then the salary increase that you are likely to get will be minimal (or possibly negative depending on how many people apply).
If you have chosen to present how you can add value to the new company in your CV and then underpinned this promise in your CV and at the interview, you can expect a salary increase far beyond the one that you would have received, if you had stayed put.
Simple Ways to Significantly Increase your Salary
There are, however, ways to significantly increase your salary. Recently, Sarah Berry of Career Consultants, worked with Dean and doubled his salary by changing job. What did she do? Sarah developed Dean’s CV and LinkedIn profile and substantially grew his network of connections. This allowed Dean to by-pass the job boards altogether and liaise directly with key decision makers within his chosen target companies. However, Dean wasn’t an exception. Career Consultants do this all the time. By working alongside clients as their career coach and career mentor, our team of experts help job-hunters, like yourself, to maximise their earning potential.
“Most job-hunters are afraid to ask for too much money as they fear rejection. They feel if they ask for £10k more than they are currently earning, that the employer will offer the job to someone else. By viewing the recruitment process from an employer’s perspective rather than seeing it as a Dutch auction, you discover ways to negotiate a far higher salary than you expected. Employers are looking for someone special. Most employers are prepared to pay more for someone who they feel will make a great contribution and add more value to the company. If the employer sees you as being that person, you can expect an offer of a much higher salary.” says Sarah Berry
Simply asking for a higher salary will inevitably lead to rejection.
By just saying you want more, there is every likelihood that you will be treated like Oliver Twist. However, as long as you are able to demonstrate the value that you can contribute to a company and this exceeds the amount you want to receive in return, you can negotiate a higher salary if you know how. It needs to be reflected in your CV though hence as a starting point we suggest you begin by having your CV assessed.
Conveying your expertise – by taking one more step in the right direction
You may choose to go one step further and rapidly improve your earning potential in the future. The way to do this is by demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area.
Everyone has a specialist area of expertise – even if someone can just file and retrieve information in a filing cabinet faster than someone else. If you choose to tell other people about the ways in which you can help them by sharing your expertise (commonly known as a company’s pain point), you will be continuously demonstrating your expertise.
You can do this be creating your own website and blog, by using social media or both. What will happen very quickly indeed is people will search for your name or you will appear in searches under your specialist area of expertise and people will immediately recognise your value and the contribution you can make.
Easy to share value these days
Sharing your expertise, which will quickly lead to exciting new career opportunities at a level of salary previously unimaginable, may sound difficult but these days it is so much easier. All you need is a website, blog and LinkedIn account. By combining these three platforms you can create a very positive image of yourself. Most people avoid this step in their career as they feel it will take too much time and effort. However, Career Consultants offers to do much of hard work for you. We can show you ways that will really promote you as being an expert and specialist in your chosen profession.
For those people who really want to be at the top of their profession
The ultimate step to career “fame and fortune” is having your own book. Think of people who you recognise as being right at the top and they all have one or more books to their name. Most people feel that having a book is only reserved for television celebrities and film-stars. This isn’t the case. Anyone can get published these days and it needn’t be that difficult either. Career Consultants can again help you – we will even write it for you if you so choose.
Plonk your published book on the desk at your next job interview and you change the balance of the interview and salary negotiation process in your favour. For a few thousand pounds, you could be adding tens of thousands to your salary for years to come.
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