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5 Tips for a Successful Salary Negotiation

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One of my favorite things to discuss is finding ways to earn extra money. Commonly I suggest people get a part-time job, or start a side hustle as a freelancer or by using another skill or hobby to make some extra money alongside a full-time job. But sometimes the best way to earn more money is by asking for a raise. If you want to increase your salary at your current one, salary negotiation is a dance you must either already know the steps of, or learn quickly in order to be successful. There are several factors that contribute to the salary of any job, and not all of them can be controlled by you, the employee.  Certainly your professional experience and level of education are key contributors to the amount of money you take home each pay period. But the area of the country you live in as well as the size of your employer can also affect your salary negotiation tactics, along with the current success of both your employer and yourself. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your salary negotiation appointment be more likely to work in your favor. Here are 5 tips ...

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Upskilling Tips To Progress Your Career

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Alison, 31, a Sydney-based print journalist, studied an evening course in broadcast voice training in the hopes of landing a radio reporting job. Hugh, 47, an anesthetist working in public hospitals in regional NSW, is studying effective corporate communications online to help secure an internal management position. Hannah, 26, lives in the Hunter Valley in rural NSW, and has returned to online study of a masters in primary school teaching; her degree in business hospitality provided limited opportunities for 9-to-5 employment. These three people are upskilling. They are developing their careers through training, with an eye to landing a specific position. Upskilling varies from strengthening day-to-day skills to studying a degree. Professional specialist bodies have increased standards in the past decade for training, certification and ongoing development; while human resources corporations such as Chandler Macleod offer ongoing upskilling services to keep employees at the top of their game, while also helping companies to minimize staff turnover.¬†The availability of online degrees has made upskilling much easier than ever before, since the majority of the coursework can be completed from one’s home. Therefore, people who are stuck in a job without much room for advancement do not have to quit their job ...

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