If you are feeling like you are short of money, perhaps because you want to repay a loan, save more money or are finding it hard to make ends meet, then it could be a good idea to see if you can find a better paid job. It can be tricky to do this, but if you can work for the same number of hours but get more money, it means that you will be able to get more money more easily than using other methods. There are various things that you can try and below are a few examples
Apply for a pay rise
Trying to get a pay rise for your current job is probably the easiest way that you can get more money. This is because you will not have to work any more hours or make a great deal of effort to get it. Obviously, you will need to investigate what the procedure is at your company to apply for a pay rise. You will also have to be prepared to prove that you deserve that rise. This means that you will need to perform really well in your job, show that you are willing to be helpful and keen and possibly even work a few extra hours for free. Obviously, what you can do will depend on the job that you do, but if you just try to be friendly and helpful that is certain to look positive for you. Make sure that you complete all the necessary paperwork which will enable you to be considered for a pay rise.
Apply for a promotion
You may find that in some companies, the only way to get an increase in pay is to get promoted. This might be a tricky thing to achieve, but it could be worth a try. Find out how you go about applying for a promotion and then think about what you might need to do to secure your chances. It will be a good idea to try to demonstrate that you are worthy of that promotion. This could be by taking more responsibility in your job, being more helpful or showing some of the skills that are necessary for the role you are being promoted into. It can be worth trying to talk to anyone you know that has been promoted in a similar way to see what might be required.
Do some training
It might be that doing some training could help you to get better paid. This might happen just because you have more knowledge or you may have to prove that you have the skills to be moved to a better paid job. It is always wise to make sure that any training will lead to a better position at work if you are paying for that training. Find out what sorts of skills or qualifications are needed and will be helpful to make sure that you get the training that will work for that. If work are paying for the training, then you might as well take advantage as having that course on your CV could help you to get a job elsewhere if necessary. Do make sure that you work hard though and pass the courses that you do. Otherwise you will not get good value for money for the money that you have spent on the course if you have paid or you will be wasting your time. If the company have paid and you do not pass it may actually make you less likely to get a promotion rather than more likely.
Apply for jobs outside of your company
It might be the case that the only way that you can get a pay rise is to change companies. This can be a harder thing to do as you will have to relocate, work with a new group of people and have the whole hassle of looking or work and having job interviews. However, if you really need more money, then it can be the only way that you can get it. It will be up t you to decide whether you think that the hassle of moving jobs will be worth it. You may, of course, not be that keen on your job and therefore changing it could be a good thing anyway.
Many advertised jobs will not have a salary listed on the advertisement and it will be up to you to negotiate one once you get offered the job. This can be a really tricky thing to do. It is worth having a figure in mind and thinking of how you can prove that you are worth it. Obviously, you will want more than you are currently getting and you can tell your prospective employers that you are only prepared to move for a rise. However, it is wise to come up with some other reasons as to why you think you are worth that much money. Refer to skills and qualification as well as the work experience that you have when you are justifying the amount that you feel you should be paid. This should help your cause.