Many successful people share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds–their accomplishments the result of serendipitous luck. This psychological phenomenon, known as imposter syndrome, reflects a belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure, despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful. Does this sound familiar?
As the global economy improves, profit margins are soaring – but it’s rarely the regular employee who benefits. We’re taught that we work in a fair system and should appreciate what we’ve got – especially when good jobs are hard to come by. But did you know that nearly half of Americans believe that they’re actually underpaid? It’s no wonder workers find it difficult to ask for a bigger raise. But there is no shame in asking to be paid for the value of what you do for your company. After all, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Negotiating your salary well may be one of the most important aspects of your career.
After all, you should get the salary you want and deserve…