How to find a well-paid job?

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Author: Małgorzata Majewska, expert at

Usually, most well-paid jobs require a thorough education, a lot of talent, and a lot of effort. Unfortunately, not everyone has these features at the start. Get on the right track towards a lucrative job by following the advice of experts.

  • Learn. You should never stop learning, although it does not mean going back to school. In your current job, try to set yourself tasks that will expand your skills and competences. Taking on additional responsibilities and new challenges will make you attractive as a future candidate.

  • Work on soft skills. To get a well-paid managerial position, it is not enough to be technically good at your job. You also need to be good at verbal and non-verbal communication, be able to work as a team and have a reputation for staying calm in a stressful situation - notes Małgorzata Majewska, an expert of

  • Invest in the development of your team. It's not just about self-development. You should also work on the group you are leading. The effects that the entire team achieves reflect on your career. The better they do - the better for you. This is a great way to get a promotion.

  • Be patient. If you have held many jobs so far, you can get a red card from your prospective employer. Avoid jumping from flower to flower. At some point you should get into a good company and show progress. If you have been the victim of job cuts several times, speak up about it and avoid companies that are struggling with financial problems in the future - advises Małgorzata Majewska.

  • Make strategic contacts. Always use your contacts when looking for a well-paid job. Build your reputation in the industry. Joining industry associations, speaking at conferences, and blogging are great paths to demonstrate your expertise and position yourself as a leader.

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  • Double-check the company before the interview. Everyone knows that before each interview you should read the basic information about the company to which you apply. However, when you apply for a management position, it has to be done from a slightly different angle. You can't just rely on data found on the internet. Look for former employees, talk to the present - this is the only way to learn really important things. Ask about the atmosphere at work, the company's culture and values. Ask the same questions during the interview and compare the answers. They may not be the same as the perception of the atmosphere is often position-dependent. Still, try to catch similar motives in the answers.

  • Ask the right questions.Look for a place where you will feel good in the long run. Companies hire on the basis of a CV, and fire on the basis of a match - sums up Małgorzata Majewska.