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How to leverage Great Resignation if you want to stay at your job


With r, the job market buzzes with new talentecord numbers of AmericansThis year, employees can quit their jobs to get better wages and more work opportunities from employers looking to hire.

If you love your job, and you want to remain with the company you work for, it might seem like you are missing out on the best job opportunities. You don’t have to miss out on the opportunity.

It can be an opportunity to tell hiring managers about your achievements and skills as they scramble for job candidates. enthusiastic stayerHow they can assist you in reaching your next career goal.

Shonna Waters from BetterUp, who is a vice-president at career coaching firm BetterUp, says that “it’s undoubtedly that employees have more power now than they did before the pandemic.” She shared her story with CNBC Make ItOrganizations are now looking to improve their workforce in light of today’s shortage of talent. They offer support and interesting work, as well as career opportunities.

One caveat. It is important to approach the conversation with your boss tactfully. Ricklyn Woods, career consultant and HR consultant, says that the Great Resignation should not be used as a way for employees to convince or claim, “I know people leave in droves so let’s try what we can do,”

Be prepared to ask and justify exactly what you would like, as well as how you can make the organization more successful.

Here are a few ways you can leverage the Great Resignation to level up in your career — without quitting.

Request a raise or other perks

Inflation is on the rise labor shortagesThe upcoming season of performance review can make it a great time. ask for a raise.

Consider how current wages compare to market value. Research could also reveal current market conditions. For example, if there is a high level of turnover in your industry and a rise in wages.

Brooks Holtom from Georgetown Management says this could be part of your negotiation strategies if it is done right. Brooks Holtom says individuals need to have honest conversations with supervisors in order to tell them, “I am happy working for the organization, producing work, but I see the market differently, and I want to provide that information to you.” This can be subtle, as it could mean that the pay scale of the company doesn’t match the market. It could cause problems in retention and hiring. Then, pitch the increase to bring you up.

If your company is unable to give you additional money, have a backup plan. Many are still unsure about their return-to-office plans. Now is the right time to set expectations and plan for flexibility in the future. Do not forget to mention benefits that can help your career, such as reimbursement of tuition for certification.

Woods recommends having multiple backups and being specific. Sometimes, an employer won’t know the right thing to do until you make suggestions.

Take advantage of a promotional offer

Discuss with your manager if you are taking on additional work in high turnover times. A title change and pay adjustment might be more aligned with what you do now.

Holtom also suggests that you let your boss know if there is a job opening at your company and that you are interested in it. Then, discuss with him how you might go about filling the position.

As always, frame the move as mutually beneficial — you’ll get to learn new skills and grow in your career, and your employer gets to retain a star performer. Holtom believes it is already possible that they are trying to tap into their current workforce in case of high turnover. It is just a matter expressing your career goals.

Plan your career route

You can ask the company to create your next position if there’s not an already existing higher-level job that you are interested in.

Waters suggests that you consider where your energy comes from when you are deciding what your next job will be. Waters uses the following as a method: 15-5 methodShe uses this time to evaluate how happy she is about her work every Friday for a 5 point scale. She can then see which tasks she enjoyed and what impact they had on her work performance over time.

Perhaps you have had some of your most rewarding weeks working with a large group on a project, but you don’t see that opportunity in your current job. It might be a good idea to practice project management as part of your job search. You could eventually manage a group.

Waters suggests that “at the end of a day, think about the things you don’t get.” Waters says that every employee can tell their supervisor, “I’m highly sought after and can get a position elsewhere.” What do you really want? [your employer]What can you do to change that? It is important to clarify your goals.

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Mike Robinson
Mike covers the financial, utilities and biotechnology sectors for Street Register. He has been writing about investment and personal finance topics for almost 12 years. Mike has an MBA in Finance from Wake Forest University.