If hustling and grinding are the top of your priority this year, chances are you want a pay rise to show for it. For all the Quiet Quitters and Great Resigners over the past year, there are still people who want to turn up, work hard and get paid what they deserve.
But getting a salary that fits your professional efforts isn’t always an easy road. Perhaps you’ve been at the same company for years and missed out on promotions, or maybe you’re more junior and bewildered on how to reach that next level.
Even worse is the fact that the world is getting noticeably more expensive. From rising energy bills and inflation undercutting wages hits, your annual salary is going to start feeling smaller than ever and very soon. If you’re already feeling the pinch you’re not alone. Research found around half of UK Gen Zs and millennials worry that their monthly income will not be able to cover all their expenses, and as a result of the current cost of living crisis, people are even taking on extra work alongside their existing full-time jobs to deal with this fallout.