Money Saving - Increasing Income
Increasing income can be difficult, because it involves advancing your skills or finding someone who will pay you more for your skills. The hard truth is that it often involves you to have skills in the first place. Either that, or you are forced to create a value that can be leveraged to receive income.
A lot of people in their 20s are stuck working retail jobs or work in some sort of customer service. This can be a death sentence to future income, because these jobs don't usually lead to better careers.
If you are on a dead-end path to a money-lacking future due to a lack of career prospects, it is important that you break away as soon as possible. This path will only lead to financial destruction, and the longer you wait, the closer that destruction will be.
Even if you lack the education, there are promising career paths. What is important is that you know what you excel at, whether you have the educational experience or not. From there, you need to find what is in demand. You can do that by meeting with career advisors and by checking salary-posting websites like Glassdoor. These tools will help you determine what career you should work your way into. From there, meet with a career advisor to see who is hiring.
If you feel that you are not making enough money, do not network with recruiters or temp agencies. They will make you an offer enticing enough to start another job, but it won't be enough to make a real difference. Recruiters work with employers in this way in order to get hiring bonuses from the employer, and they don't truly care how much more money you are making, so there is no incentive to pay you fairly.
Additionally, keep in touch with your old coworkers. You never know where they will end up, and they could help you find a job that pays a lot more.
There are other ways to increase your income beyond finding a better job. Although finding a better job is the top way, there are still other ways to accomplish this. We will release another article soon, explaining this in further detail.