Do you feel like you get the credit you deserve at work? Whether you’re underpaid or underappreciated, not feeling valued can make work a huge chore.
For a place you spend most of your waking hours, you should feel appreciated for what you can contribute. Though it often isn’t only your fault, consider what you can do to get the recognition you want at work.
Asking for What You Deserve
If you find yourself feeling undervalued and working for a fraction of your worth, you can ask for more. Whether asking for a raise or the opportunity to take on more responsibilities, it’s important to communicate what you feel you deserve. It can be intimidating to ask for a raise or promotion, but thoroughly preparing for the ask will make it much more straightforward.
Before you go into any salary negotiation or meeting about a new title, you should be able to lay out what you bring to the company. Demonstrating your value makes asking for much easier.
Show Your Value at Work
Even if you aren’t planning on asking for a raise or going into a performance review anytime soon, it’s essential to understand how your work creates value for the company.
There are many ways you can demonstrate the worth of your contributions, but two of the most important things to remember are to keep track over time and use finite data whenever possible. This ensures the insights you bring are incredibly valuable and concrete.
For more tips on how to prove your value, check out this infographic by Turbo: