How Your Career Can Benefit from the Great Resignation

Because the job market is so favorable, many people are leaving their jobs in search of something better. But not everyone is moving on. There are many people who are happy with their current positions, and you may be one of them.

Even if you are not planning on looking for something new, you can still take advantage of the Great Resignation to improve your own situation, if you take the right approach.

That is to say, you don’t want to be too mercenary about it and issue some kind of ultimatum. Rather, you want to raise the issue in terms of increasing your engagement and making you a better and more productive employee.

Here are some things you can do to take advantage of the Great Resignation.

Pay raise

In order to attract people, companies are increasing salaries. Do some research to find out what the market value of your position is. It may have increased. If it has, you can take this information to your supervisor and make the case for getting a pay raise yourself.

A promotion

If you’re taking on more work and responsibility because of higher turnover rates, you can discuss with your supervisor the possibility of a new title and more authority that more closely fits with the expanded role that you have.

But again, you want to stress how gaining a promotion not only helps you but also helps the company. For you, there is greater career development and growth, and the company gets to retain a productive employee.

Expand your role

The conditions may never be more favorable for you to also move your career in the direction you want to go. Think about the aspects of your job that you really enjoy and the kinds of tasks that don’t really excite you very much.

Now is the time to make the case for taking over those kinds of tasks and responsibilities that you really enjoy, while having others do the assignments you don’t want.

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