Advocate for Yourself
Anyone who wants to make sure they’re earning as much as possible needs to be able to advocate for themselves. If you’re not willing to ask your boss for a raise and explain why you deserve one, you may never get one. You should also invest time in developing a strong personal brand, whether in person or online, through social media and your personal website (*cough* like I am doing here on The Chronicles of Carly).
Learn Valuable Skills
Every industry changes, and there are often emerging skills that become increasingly important. If you want to increase your earning potential, you should keep up with the skills that are most in-demand. You can improve your earnings most if you’re one of the first to learn a valuable new skill, showing that you’re forward-thinking and willing to keep up with changes in your field.
Get a Degree
If you don’t already hold a degree, getting degree-education could raise your earning potential significantly. If you do already have a degree, you can still further your education and boost your earning potential more. Earning a higher level degree could be the key to unlock the next stage of your career and higher salaries.
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