Top Salary Tips

Top Salary Tips

Job Search – Six Top Salary Tips

Top Salary Tips – when you are looking for work there are all kinds of factors to take into account. Many we have covered here before. For the majority of us, the main reason we choose to work is so that we can earn money to support ourselves and our families.

These tips will help you get paid the salary you deserve and then help you to look after your money.

  1. What are you worth?

    Work out what your value should be to an employer. Research what other people with your skills and experience are earning and use that information to back up your salary negotiation. The same role can pay differently in different sectors and in different parts of the country so take that into account in making your calculations.

  2.  Learn to negotiate

    You will find lots of tips on negotiating on-line. You are in a much more powerful position before you accept a job. Think about the things you have to bargain with and, for example, how scarce your skills are. Use the information you have gathered about what other people are being paid for the same type of work. How far are you prepared to go? Know what will be unacceptable and work out your limits. Be ready to sit on your hands and wait for a response from your potential employer.

  3. Don’t forget benefits!

    Lots of people do not take into account the real value of benefits when negotiating a salary. If you get stuck on the amount of your salary try negotiating your benefits’ package with your potential employer – it may cost them very little to give you a better benefits’ package but it might make a big difference for you.

  4. Learn to manage your money

    Learn to make the most of what you get paid. If you don’t know about budgeting, then find out and learn to set your self a budget each month. Work hard to stay out of debt and don’t over use those credit cards. Remember loans have to be repaid and there is very little prospect of the economy improving quickly; what is borrowed now might put your future at risk. If you do borrow be careful who you do it from and learn about interest rates. Again use the internet to research money management.

  5. Start saving

    It’s never too early to start saving for the things you might want in the future and even for your retirement. Most large organisations now have to give you access to a pension scheme. Don’t forget that at sometime you might want to buy a house, Saving schemes can be started with quite small amounts.

  6. Think long term

    I’ve mentioned pensions and saving above. But think long-term in a broader way. When you are thinking about the salary for a role, don’t just think short-term about what you will be paid initially. Think about what the possibilities might be in your chosen field for future earning opportunities. Will your new employer be able to give you access to them. Don’t sacrifice the longer term for a short-term win.

    This is just general advice, you should always take advice from a properly qualified financial adviser when planning your financial future.

    Wendy Smith, Career, life and Business Coach
    Wendy Smith, Principal Coach, WiseWolf Life and Career Coaching

    Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

    Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find all her books on Amazon at this link

             

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Career Success:Assess; Live Within Your Budget

Live Within Your Budget! Today we have an article from Tamara M. Williams who loves learning about Career Development. She shares her knowledge and experiences in her articles.  She also writes articles for EzineArticles and Squidoo on topics such as Technology, Marketing and Entertainment.

Assess Your Work Expenses Every Month to Ensure That You Live Within Your Budget

Your work expenses are one aspect of your budget that you should be assessing every month. This means observing work-related expenses such as work attire and lunch to determine if there is a decrease or increase in your personal budget. Budgeting lets you know if you are living within your means.

Live Within Your Budget withWork Outfits

At various stages in your work year you might need to purchase work attire to keep up with your employer’s work culture. If uniform allowance is a part of your benefits package then this will greatly reduce your clothing expenses. Even with the allowance you might still be expected to wear your own clothes on Fridays so you still need to budget for this. You should also plan for additional clothes throughout the year for attending conferences, corporate functions and so on. Make a note of the items that you purchase by saving your receipts and adding them to your budget. You could ask family, friends and co-workers to suggest clothing stores that offer regular discounts, check newsletters that deliver sales alerts, and search on-line sites that offer coupons.

Live Within Your Budget with Lunch

Your lunch choices include brown bag lunches or purchasing meals from your local grocery stores, fast food joints, restaurants or company cafeterias. Packing your lunches from home is ideal because it costs less to purchase and prepare the meals yourself. However, if you don’t have the time then you should use one night to prepare enough lunches to last for a few days or just use your leftovers. This would reduce the amount of money you spend purchasing ready-made meals. When purchasing meals always check different locations to compare the costs and choose the most affordable options. You can also search on-line for recipes, coupons and discounts to save money. Keep all your receipts and track your spending each month.

Finally, sum up your purchases in each category above to determine how much money you spent for the month. Compare this to your previous budget. Determine if other areas of your personal budget can be adjusted to accommodate any extra expenses. If you are satisfied that you can live within your means, this is a great sign. However, if your expenses are cutting into your salary too much then ask family, friends and co-workers about the money-saving methods that they use. It is great earning a salary, but you want to ensure that you properly manage your personal finances. Live within your budget to ensure that you avoid debt and develop the discipline to save more money.

About The Author: Tamara M. Williams writes career articles based on her personal and work experience. She shares tips so that readers can learn more ways to develop their careers further. She also writes articles for EzineArticles and Squidoo on topics such as Technology, Marketing and Entertainment.

 

Career Success:Assess Your Work Expenses Every Month to Ensure That You Live Within Your Budget

Today we have an article from Tamara M. Williams who loves learning about Career Development. She shares her knowledge and experiences in her articles.  She also writes articles for EzineArticles and Squidoo on topics such as Technology, Marketing and Entertainment.

Assess Your Work Expenses Every Month to Ensure That You Live Within Your Budget

Your work expenses are one aspect of your budget that you should be assessing every month. This means observing work-related expenses such as work attire and lunch to determine if there is a decrease or increase in your personal budget. Budgeting lets you know if you are living within your means.

Work Outfits

At various stages in your work year you might need to purchase work attire to keep up with your employer’s work culture. If uniform allowance is a part of your benefits package then this will greatly reduce your clothing expenses. Even with the allowance you might still be expected to wear your own clothes on Fridays so you still need to budget for this. You should also plan for additional clothes throughout the year for attending conferences, corporate functions and so on. Make a note of the items that you purchase by saving your receipts and adding them to your budget. You could ask family, friends and co-workers to suggest clothing stores that offer regular discounts, check newsletters that deliver sales alerts, and search on-line sites that offer coupons.

Lunch

Your lunch choices include brown bag lunches or purchasing meals from your local grocery stores, fast food joints, restaurants or company cafeterias. Packing your lunches from home is ideal because it costs less to purchase and prepare the meals yourself. However, if you don’t have the time then you should use one night to prepare enough lunches to last for a few days or just use your leftovers. This would reduce the amount of money you spend purchasing ready-made meals. When purchasing meals always check different locations to compare the costs and choose the most affordable options. You can also search on-line for recipes, coupons and discounts to save money. Keep all your receipts and track your spending each month.

Finally, sum up your purchases in each category above to determine how much money you spent for the month. Compare this to your previous budget. Determine if other areas of your personal budget can be adjusted to accommodate any extra expenses. If you are satisfied that you can live within your means, this is a great sign. However, if your expenses are cutting into your salary too much then ask family, friends and co-workers about the money-saving methods that they use. It is great earning a salary, but you want to ensure that you properly manage your personal finances. Live within your budget to ensure that you avoid debt and develop the discipline to save more money.

About The Author: Tamara M. Williams writes career articles based on her personal and work experience. She shares tips so that readers can learn more ways to develop their careers further. She also writes articles for EzineArticles and Squidoo on topics such as Technology, Marketing and Entertainment.

 

How to Negotiate Salary

How to Negotiate Salary

Job Search:How to Negotiate Salary During a Job Offer

How to negotiate a salary – some very useful advice!

If you feel you lack confidence when faced with this kind of negotiation please get in touch with me!

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How to Negotiate a Salary  

How to Negotiate a Salary

Some very useful advice on how to negotiate a salary during your job search.

If you feel you lack confidence when faced with this kind of negotiation please get in touch with me! I can help.

Wendy Smith is a  Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on your life including your career. She helps people lead happier lives and feel more fulfilled. Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this link

 

Job Search – Six Top Salary Tips

Job Search – Six Top Salary Tips

When you are looking for work there are all kinds of factors to take into account. Many we have covered here before. For the majority of us, the main reason we choose to work is so that we can earn money to support ourselves and our families.

These tips will help you get paid the salary you deserve and then help you to look after your money.

  1. What are you worth?

    Work out what your value should be to an employer. Research what other people with your skills and experience are earning and use that information to backup your salary negotiation. The same role can pay differently in different sectors and in different parts of the country so take that into account in making your calculations.

  2.  Learn to negotiate

    You will find lots of tips on negotiating on line. You are in a much more powerful position before you accept a job. Think about the things you have to bargain with and, for example, how scarce your skills are. Use the information you have gathered about what other people are being paid for the same type of work. How far are you prepared to go? Know what will be unacceptable and work out your limits. Be prepared to sit on your hands and wait for a response from your potential employer.

  3. Don’t forget benefits!

    Lots of people do not take into account the real value of benefits when negotiating a salary. If you get stuck on the amount of your salary try negotiating your benefits’ package with your potential employer – it may cost them very little to give you a better benefits’ package but it might make a big difference for you.

  4. Learn to manage your money

    Learn to make the most of what you get paid. If you don’t know about budgeting, then find out and learn to set your self a budget each month. Work hard to stay out of debt and don’t over use those credit cards. Remember loans have to be repaid and there is very little prospect of the economy improving quickly; what is borrowed now might put your future at risk. If you do borrow be careful who you do it from and learn about interest rates. Again use the internet to research money management.

  5. Start saving

    It’s never too early to start saving for the things you might want in the future and even for your retirement. Most large organizations now have to give you access to a pension scheme. Don’t forget that at sometime you might want to buy a house, Saving schemes can be started with quite small amounts.

  6. Think long term

    I’ve mentioned pensions and saving above. But think long term in a broader way. When you are thinking about the salary for a role, don’t just think short term about what you will be paid initially. Think about what the possibilities might be in your chosen field for future earning opportunities. Will your new employer be able to give you access to them. Don’t sacrifice the longer term for a short term win.

    This is just general advice, you should always take advice from a properly qualified financial adviser when planning your financial future.

    Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

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