You know that confidence is important in relationships: when you feel confident, you’re more likely to ask out that person you’ve been thinking about… and also much more likely to get a yes as a response. But did you know that confidence is equally important in the workplace?
It’s difficult to ask a boss for a raise. Many people worry that their boss will reject them or that asking for a higher wage will be cause for termination. However, according to an article from The Atlantic, 44% of people who ask for a raise get the amount they’ve requested, and 0% of those surveyed reported getting fired for asking.
Having any prior experience on your resume is a great start, however, some internships are definitely more beneficial than others. Even if your current internship seems to be more about fetching the coffee than earning the real-world-know-how you were expecting, there’s still an excellent way to make the most of it: moonlighting.
Whatever your stance is on money, it’s important to know if you’re earning the proper amount for the work you do. Although there’s a stereotype that interns get paid little to nothing, this doesn’t have to be the case, and it really shouldn’t be true for young full-time employees. If you don’t know what salary you should be making, it’s all too easy for an employer to not pay you enough.
If you’re like most fresh-out-of-college students, you’re probably working with people who are significantly older than yourself. Sure, there are the hip creative agencies or the quickly growing tech start-ups where young employees are the norm, but these cases are not representative across the career board. This means that more than likely, you will be one of, if not the, youngest people at your job.
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Maybe you believe you’re not as good as your colleagues or co-workers, or that you don’t deserve the accolades you may have accumulated. Maybe you feel like things that go wrong are your own fault, or you’re very upset with yourself when you don’t live up to your own goals.
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