How to Get Paid More Without Being Pretty or Good Looking
Guess what. The results are out they are ugly. Pretty people do
get paid more money.
It pays to be tall, dark and handsome... literally. A report by
the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis suggests that good-looking
people tend to earn higher salaries and get promoted more often
than those with average looks.
When compared to the average looking people:
· Attractive people earned 5 percent more
· Overweight women earned 17 percent less
· Taller people earned 2.6 percent more
· Less attractive people earned 9 percent less.
But don't despair; there are many other ways to improve your odds
for a higher salary even if you weren't born with stellar looks.
It's a matter of managing your visibility within the
organization. It's about creating a persona that outshines your
A career is more that just a job and it needs care and
You should have a personal plan for managing it just like you do
your money (I hope).
Start with a list of questions about your job.
1) Do you like your job? We are going to operate on the premise
that you do, but you would like to get paid what you are worth or
2) Do you know what others in your job category are getting paid?
That's a good place to start. Find out how your pay scale ranks
with others. Don't go out and start asking all your associates
what they make. That's a no, no. Do some research on the
Internet. There are dozens of sites where you can get this
3) Are you planning to stay with your company for a while?
4) Do you feel like your job might be in jeopardy?
5) Do you think your pay scale is fair?
Once you find out where you fit by answering the above questions,
you need to set a plan in motion.
Here is a short laundry list of easy things that you should do to
build your internal persona.
Give a speech.
Attend a conference.
Write an article.
Host a meeting.
Join an association.
Volunteer to help in a company sponsored function.
The opportunities for increasing your visibility are endless. The most important thing is to do something every week or at a
minimum every other week to increase your exposure. Set aside an
hour each week solely for self promotion. I know you can squeeze
it in. Keep a notebook to jot down ideas and thoughts about ways
to campaign for yourself.
You never know when inspiration might occur. The important thing
is to seize the moment and do something about it.
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