List of things one can do to jump from a low paying job to a high paying one

by Gowtham Kumar Digital Marketer

Wanting a fulfilling career with great job satisfaction and high salary is everyone’s dream. While wishing for it is common, actually making the dream come true is not. Despite several achievements and hard work, many can’t seem to find a perfect balance between the amount of effort they put in and the outcome they receive, which leaves them wanting more; more success, more recognition and often, more salaries.

Here is the list of things one can do to jump from a low paying job to a high paying one,

Document your achievements:

Every job demands hard work, effort, and creativity. We contribute so much to the firm/company we work for but often forget to see its worth. Every single day, you face certain challenges, may it be small or big, and you overcome each one of them to move forward. Start documenting those difficulties, the way you handled the crisis or used your skills to overcome an issue. It’ll help you in the long run.

Do your research:

Before deciding to quit the job, know what’s out there. It is essential to have an estimate of loss you can experience if things don’t work out the way you planned.

Do your research about the possibilities in your field or the field you are planning to enter. Don’t make a hasty decision, even if it’s a low paying job. Be sure and take a calculated risk.


Stay current with the trends in your field, it is always a major plus for getting a high paying job. Know the market, the fluctuations, the upgrades, pros, cons, everything. Collect as much information about it possible. Data from past, current trends and future predictions, all play a prominent role in getting you a better paying job because big companies value knowledge.

Exchange of ideas:

Another way of keeping yourself in the game is by interacting readily with the other participants. Attend conferences, meetings, luncheons with your colleagues. Keep in touch with the employees working in your field. It’ll help you network better, making things easier to find a high paying job.


Similar to the above point, visibility is the key that opens the doors to opportunities. Just like any product in the market, what is visible, sells. The more you showcase your abilities, the more present you are in situations that can bring you opportunities, the better your chances are of finding a high paying job.

 Update your skills:

This is probably the most important things one should do when aiming for a high paying job. Update your skills by reading new things about your field and if you are among the people who are great learners, Get Certified!

Yes, getting certified is one of the surest ways to getting a promotion or a high paying job. A certified course provided online can change your career in most drastic ways because they are living proof of the skills you acquire. You can apply for an online course, choose the mode of study based on your convenience and get started. Check out for extensive and elaborate training on various topics by professional trainers.

Quit waiting, start working:

Wishing for a raise, appraisal, recognition from the boss or even a high paying job won’t work if you don’t act on it. Start now. It is the first and probably the hardest step you take to finding the job you deserve, but it’ll surely be worth the efforts.

Online presence:

Improve your online presence. Keep your LinkedIn profile updated and filter your connections, it is filled with recruiters which means it is full of opportunities. Make those opportunities come your way by staying active and professional on the site.

Also, keep your other social media sites clean and professional if they are public. Recruiters often go through the candidate’s social media sites to understand them better. Be smart and stay alert.

Resume and research on job postings:

Once you are clear on the kind of job you want, go ahead and create a resume suiting for it. Never stop updating your resume, it plays a major role in landing you a high paying job. Include things that make you a better employee, pick on your strengths and showcase them in a way that would look appealing to the recruiter.

Research on the job postings available in the field and apply for them. Try including a sample of your work if the settings allow, it gives the recruiter a better picture of your abilities.

 Brush up your interview skills:

If you are someone who has spent several years working for the same company, you probably forgot what attending an interview feels like; it’s natural. Before making a comeback into the field, you should brush up your interview skills to avoid awkward silence and nervousness. Try asking for help from your colleagues or friends, convince them to conduct a mock interview for you. It really helps.


With the right amount of efforts, creativity, and planning, getting a high paying job can be an easy task. As long as you are willing to make an impact and craving for a positive change, the process/journey of getting a job you deserve is both fun and fulfilling because you not only grow as a professional but also as a person.


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About Gowtham Kumar Innovator   Digital Marketer

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Joined APSense since, June 8th, 2018, From Bangalore, India.

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