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10 Career Moves You Can Make in 2019

IT unemployment is very low, but that doesn't mean you should let your skills stagnate.
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2. Ask for More Money

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If you're happy at your current place of employment, don't be afraid to ask for a raise or a bonus. According to the Interop report, median total compensation for IT workers rose $5,000 last year, and 71% of those surveyed received a raise in the past year, including 11% who received a raise that increased their compensation by more than 10%. Employers know that the number one reason why IT professionals decide to look for a new job is because they want higher compensation. Many will be willing to increase your pay or offer a higher bonus to keep their current workers happy.

And if you have a job offer for a new employer, you should also consider negotiating a higher salary than the initial offer. The Robert Half 2019 Technology Salary Guide found that "43% of technology leaders are willing to increase the salary or compensation package when they hire for certain positions."

Remember, if you don't ask, the answer is always no.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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