Do you have day's when you consider your worth to the company who employ's you?
Sure, you may have glanced at your salary from time to time, but is that really a true reflection of your value? In many cases, it likely isn't, especially at a time when most companies are doing all they can to get the absolute most out of every employee whilst spending the very least they can get away with.
If you're currently looking for a new job, you may have even looked at some of the salaries being offered by companies in your industry. Still, it's worth pointing out that the figures presented in job advertisements usually start with the minimum a business believes they could get away with paying somebody in the advertised role. So it's fair to say that even those figures aren't always an entirely accurate representation of what a company should be paying someone with your unique skill set, background and industry knowledge.
It's worth pointing out too that these salaries are often -if not always- up for negotiation, especially if you can prove that the value you'll add to a potential new employer is worth more than the offered salary.
And therein lies the challenge:
Proving your worth
On the surface, this is often trickier than it looks, particularly when a company presents a role as a 'fantastic opportunity' that should probably be grateful to have regardless of the salary.
Trust us, you wouldn't be the first to dive into a 'dream job' even if the opening salary is far less than what someone at your level should be earning. After all, money isn't everything; and when it comes to advancing your career, finding a position that gives you room to grow, the opportunity to do challenging, rewarding work, and a chance to truly live up to your potential is just as important.
Yet here's a secret many employers won't necessarily tell you: It is possible to find all those things in a job whilst still being paid more than you are at the moment, but only if you have a solid understanding of what you're truly worth to that company.
How do you do it?
How do you not only come up with a firm idea of what you're worth, but present it in such a way that you're able to land both your dream job and your dream salary?
Whilst there's a number of tools (i.e. Glass door etc) out there to help you determine industry-standard salaries for your role, these don't necessarily take into account all those details that make you stand out.
There is a better way. At Elliott Browne International, our experienced consultants work one-on-one with you to help you determine your true worth in a way that is unique to you and your industry. We'll also be there to guide and support you when it comes to presenting your skills, knowledge and experience in one valuable package that potential employers will be glad to pay more for.
So please feel free to give us a call to know your worth...... :)
If you're not happy in your current position or want to take on more responsibility, take a hard look at your professional value. With this information in mind, you'll get a much more clear idea of your current value, the compensation range you currently deserve, and where confident, reasonable negotiations can take you in the future.