Will Working Harder in my Job Pay Off With Regards to a Pay Rise?
Getting a pay rise can be something that you will find will be very beneficial and it will mean that you will have more money available to buy things with and you will be able to perhaps pay off some debts or save some money as well. However, pay rises may not be that easy to come by. Some companies will have a yearly review and base the pay rise on that. If this is the case with the company that you work with, then you will need to make sure that you stand out. If the pay rises are more sporadic then you will need to make sure that you stand out too so that you are noticed and put forward for a rise.
What Can I do?
Obviously, the specific things that you can do with regards to your job and working which will not be documented here. However, there are things that you could try that are more general that could help you.
- Make sure that you always arrive on time and never leave before you are due. Do overtime if required and sometimes stay a bit late with no extra pay to help out
- Always be helpful and when you are asked to do something, do it
- Make sure that you get all of your work done on time and done as well as you could in the time that you had
- Always be polite and friendly, do not lose your temper and do not use bad language
Although you might find that you can encourage your employer to give you a pay rise using the techniques above, this will not always work. This is because you may find that some companies just do not give pay rises unless you get a promotion. You will need to look into this and see whether your efforts will be worthwhile or not. If you do need to get a promotion in order to get a pay rise, then you will need to think about whether this is something that you want and how you go about it.
It might be the case that in order to get a pay rise, you will need to look for a job with a different company. It is good therefore, to have a look at what jobs are available and you will get a good idea as to whether you will be able to find something that will suit you or not. You will also get an idea of what the pay is like and whether there is something that you will be able to do that will pay you more money.
So therefore, it could be worthwhile working harder in order to try for a pay rise but it will depend on how things work in your company. You will need to find out whether it is something that will work and then if not, you may have to look for an alternative roles to get extra money. However, it is worth working harder anyway because your new role may depend on a reference from your current one. So, if you can stand out as being useful and helpful as well as a hard worker, you will be able to get a better reference form your employer. The references are something which future employers look at very seriously and so indirectly by working hard, it could mean that you will end up with a pay rise even if you cannot get one in your current job. You may have to work at it for a number of months at least though, for it to have a positive and memorable impact.