CareerOwl Featured Career Article
A Highly Paid Expert?
copyright © by Kevin Donlin
Today, more than ever, knowledge is power. Specifically, expert knowledge gives you the power to command a higher salary and enjoy greater job security.
Let me explain.
matter what field you're in, experts make more money and are in more demand
than non-experts. If you can make yourself into an expert and become recognized
as such by your boss, you'll reap the benefits for years to come.
It's easier than you think. You can start today. Here are three ways.
Whatever you do to increase your knowledge, make sure your boss knows about it! Completing a new degree or course, such as Microsoft's MCSE certification, will give you a lot more bargaining power the next time you ask for a raise.
If you don't have time to complete a formal training program, at least try to read heavily on work-related topics . then share your new knowledge the next time you chat with your manager.
But problems are everywhere, waiting to be solved. If you're a neat freak, could you improve the office filing system? If you're good with words, could you come up with 2-3 new ideas for your corporate brochure?
Whatever problems you tackle, your employer will be pleasantly shocked by your initiative. Solve enough problems and you can't help but grow out of your current job . and into a better, higher-paying one.
Look around your city and industry. What associations could you become active in? What trade journals might publish your letter to the editor? What Web sites could you post comments on?
The more widely recognized you become in your field, the more pride your employer will take in having you on staff. And the easier you'll find it to command a higher salary in your current or next job. It just makes sense.
Best of luck to
Kevin Donlin is Managing Editor of 1 Day Resumes. The 1DR writers provide same-day, one-on-one resume writing assistance. He is also author of "Resume and Cover Letter Secrets Revealed," a do-it-yourself manual that will help you find a job in 30 days ... or your money back. For more information, click here.