As 2018 draws near, companies go into hiring mode, and people come and go, which often leaves a lot of open positions. If you qualify to fill one of the more in-demand positions, you can often negotiate a higher salary. My biggest salary jumps have always come in the first quarter of the year. To increase your chances of getting that salary boost, here are three tips that you should start implementing right now.
Certifications are often lambasted as “worthless pieces of paper” and “experience is more important.” But for some people, certifications are more important than experience. A substitute for experience Newcomers to the IT world face the classic problem: how do you get experience without a job? Sure, you can tinker around on your own time, but how do you prove that experience? That’s where certifications come in. Certifications show a prospective employer that you care enough and have the initiative to spend your own time and money to become a better IT professional.