The economy is getting better but times are still tough. While more people are working, fewer are working full-time in their chosen field and many are working multiple jobs just to stay afloat. The good news is that more and more jobs are opening up to women giving them the chance to climb a step or two up the salary ladder and make more money. As changes in tech jobs create more chances to work from home, women in particular, have a chance to carve out new career paths while raising a family.
“Both men and women can benefit from having more control over the time, place, and content of their work, but women, who are still culturally expected to perform the greater share of child and elder-care duties, and who must take time off from work if they become pregnant, may benefit more,” says Dr. Tracey Wilen, author of Women Lead: Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders. And if you’re willing to take on new challenges and think outside the box you might find yourself not only with a new career but a bigger salary.
1. Set a goal.
Set a salary goal for the year and put it in your calendar. Circle it, highlight it or do whatever it takes to keep that date in your mind. Now set smaller goals for yourself: the day you talk to your boss about career development, the date you take on a new project, etc.
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