Getting your desired salary is not an easy thing to do. Some jobseekers expect too much from employers when asked about their desired income which is I suppose, happens most of the time. I myself have that mindset too. My goal is to always get the compensation that I want whenever I go on a job hunt. And so far, for the past three employments that I have, I ended up having what I wish for.
At this point I would like to share with you how I am able to do it. There are no secrets on being well compensated on a job. The key points or tips that I will give you are things that probably you already know. These tips can go way back during your college days so for those students out there, this is something that you can use to your advantage by the time you graduate.
So here we go…For the jobseekers and soon to be jobseekers, here are a few tips:
1. Study Hard and Be Competitive! Many people don’t realize this fact until they graduate and go on job hunting. A lot of college students nowadays are not taking their studies seriously and end up being a college dropout. Having a college degree is the first step on achieving your desire to have the income that you want. So as early as now, especially for the students, your goal is not just to have a college degree, but to graduate with flying colors. For those who already have their degree but don't have the competitive edge to get well compensated, there is plenty of room for development. Just focus on how to make yourself better. Tips 2-6 would help you out.
2. Be Articulate and be Fluent! Regardless of the language that you are using on your country, the golden rule is that you should be fluent and articulate during interviews. Practice your speech with your friends a week before you go on a job hunt. The more time you practice your speech, the better you will be come interview time!
3. Research about the Job Post! This would be helpful on cases where in the job post or the job description is vague. What I usually do when I encounter such scenario is that I research further about the job posting, the company, and the job responsibilities. This gives me a broader understanding about the job itself. You can also look for interview questions for that particular job for you to have an overview on the possible questions that will be asked.
4. Be Presentable! Whenever I go on a job hunt, I always wear my best suite. Why? Because when you do, you develop a good impression to the employers. Being well dressed ads up to your value and could possibly be a factor on getting the job and your desired salary.
5. Seek Jobs that Fit your Specialization! I don’t have much to explain on this one coz it really is self explanatory. I guess you will not apply on a job that is not your forte right? But in case you do, make an effort to study and learn more about the job before you go for an interview. However, just to remind you, you can’t ask for a high pay if you don’t really have the expertise on that particular job. Your skills should be relevant enough for the company to give you your desired salary.
6. Be Patient! The most important thing that you should have is PATIENCE! If you want to be well compensated, you will go thru a lot. Most companies look for the best people with the cheapest salary demand. You need to be patient and persistent until you find a company that can provide your price!
Well, I do hope that I am able to help you out with this topic. All of these tips were based from my experience and does not necessarily mean that it will work for everyone. You can research on other blogs regarding this topic for your reference. But for the very least, you should try my tips on how to get well compensated and we’ll see what happens!