Talking about salary is something many of us find difficult, especially if you’re not comfortable negotiating. So if you’ve lowballed yourself into a salary, what can you do to make sure you get paid what you are worth?
If the idea of discussing salary with your manager makes you squirm, you’re not alone. A new survey by SEEK of Australian workers aged 18 to 64 found that while two-thirds (66%) nominate salary as the most important reason they go to work, an incredible 75% have never asked for a pay rise.
This is despite the fact that one in three (29%) believe they’re underpaid and one in two (51%) believe an employer will never offer staff more money unless they ask for it.
Sabina Read, SEEK’s Resident Psychologist, says that for most people money is a loaded topic.