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Rise to the Top: How Women Leverage Their Professional Persona to Earn More by Stacey Hawley

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CHAPTER 9Rise to the Top

Remember the CFO I conjured in the introduction? How much did your CFO earn? Does that person earn more now? Did you envision yourself in those shoes? Do you earn more now? Do you now know how?

If your primary mission is to increase your compensation package as quickly as possible, then leave your current employer. Today. Joining a new company remains the most efficient and effective way to increase base pay by more than 10 percent. Simply put, companies realize they need to offer a competitive package to entice people to join. Similarly, unless the career opportunity trumps everything, employees hesitate to leave a known situation without being compensated appropriately.

A common career strategy involves leaving, gaining ...

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