People weigh many different factors when they’re deciding whether or not to make a move in their career and pursue another opportunity.
Their chances for advancement, the degree to which they’re fulfilled, and their work-life balance are just a few of the factors involved. However, another factor—and one that is sometimes overlooked—is that of what the person is worth as an employee (and what they should be worth to their employer).
Of course, if you’re worth more than your current level of compensation, it would to stand to reason that a change is in order: either an increase in your compensation, or if that’s not an option, then a job search to find a better opportunity with another organization.
There are a few different ways that you can determine what you’re worth, and those ways are listed below:
- Visit major job board sites and conduct searches not only for jobs that have the same title and/or description as yours, but that are also located within the same geographic region. This will give you a better idea of what companies are willing to pay for people with your skill level and experience.
- You can also access online salary survey websites that provide relevant information. One such website is www.salary.com. Dig deeper, find other sites that are similar