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Are You Making What You’re Worth?

Make the salary you're worth

We all know that a huge step in paying off debt or building wealth is to make more money. Sometimes different jobs or opportunities come along that provide a way to earn some extra cash. However, it’s important that you don’t make the mistake of swapping your time or energy for less than you deserve. Ask yourself if you are making what you’re worth before taking on extra jobs. Extra Income Opportunity I will be attending an optometry meeting soon in a city a few hours away. It just so happened that another doctor in the area was looking for some vacation coverage for a couple of days while I was going to be in town. The conference was in the evening, so I emailed him for more details. I might as well try to earn some extra money if I’m there anyway, right? It Doesn’t Pay What I’m Worth I found out that the rate he was paying was about half of what I usually make at my regular jobs. I realize you don’t need to pay someone top dollar who isn’t going to form a long term relationship with your practice, but half price pay? Then I started thinking ...

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Upskilling Tips To Progress Your Career

job skills that progress career

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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