You need to get something out of your job. Every day.
I like to think of it like this: When it comes to the job that you spend so much of your time doing, you need to earn, learn or burn.
What does this mean?
- Earn: Money, of course. You need to be paid commensurate with your contributions and experience. The more the merrier. Ask for raises. Be proactive.
- Learn: The things you learn at your job make you a better worker. More experienced. Smarter. If you’re not learning, you’re probably stagnating.
- Burn: If you’re not earning good money or learning valuable skills, it might be time to leave that job for something better.
I am a big believer in moving companies. During my career, I boosted my salary by 15 to 20% every time I switched jobs. It’s the perfect time to negotiate a higher salary and learn new skills that can make your career much more lucrative.
So, tell me: Are you earning or learning in your current job role (both is ideal, but sometimes that won’t be possible)?
If not, start looking around for other opportunities. Today.
You might be surprised at what you find!