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The Case for Making a Lateral Move or Simply Staying Put for Now

charityWe’re so accustomed to having a career path drilled upon us to work harder, better, faster for the next promotion, the bigger office, better paying job.

Maybe our society is just full of overachievers, hence the purpose of this particular blog post.

Well, a promotion isn’t necessarily the answer to everyone’s career dreams nor should it be. We want to remind you that it’s perfectly okay to not want that big job and fine to feel content where you are right now. And it’s also completely fine (hey, who are we to judge anyway, right?) to pursue a lateral move for the sake of learning something new that’s not the next rung on the corporate ladder. Read more

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How to Handle a Big Promotion With a Tiny Raise

Congratulations! You worked hard, got recognized and landed that coveted promotion!

What happens when the dust settles and you realize your salary hasn’t been properly increased to reflect the new job responsibilities?

Gregory Giangrande, executive human resources officer in the media industry, writes in his New York Post column:

“Speak up, but craft your message and the timing carefully: Express gratitude for the acknowledgment and enthusiasm for taking on more responsibility. And it is legitimate to say you thought the compensation would be commensurate with the new job.”

Essentially, the conversation surrounding the factors relating to compensation could be helpful from a growth perspective to hear upper management’s reasoning behind the insignificant adjustment. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to hold your ground and move forward to “revisit and review the compensation in the future.”