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moon1981
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Just looking for advice/inspiration from some of the people on this site.

I am based in Scotland and it has been around 4 yrs since I left Uni, where I graduated with a 2:1. The only thing is that I feel that I am paid low, I am on £21k.

Dows anyone have experience of ways that they have used to boost their salary - I dont think its an option in current work, via asking for a payrise. What I am looking at doing would be the MBA course, but the cost is a barrier.


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£21k is hardly a low pay. It's not high by any means but its within the country's average wage bracket.

What was your degree in and from where? What are you currently doing?
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moon1981
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Thanks - It was in Business Admin (2:1) and now working in a support role within a college.

I suppose I look at others and feel that I should have progressed a lot faster as it is 4 yrs since graduation. Not to be negative, but it is reassuring if I am not alone, and its not uncommon.
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There is nothing stopping you from applying for a better paid Job. A post graduate qualifcation may be expensive but it's worth the investment if it gets you a better Job, and will no doubt be paid off very quickly if it's a well paid Job.
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£21k outside of London isn't bad at all.

There are lots of graduates who are on a lot less than that. It sounds like job satisfaction is also an issue here - what are the prospects for promotion in your current job like? What are your career aspirations/ambitions? Where would you like to be in say 5 years time? What is your plan on getting there? What are the obstacles you've identified? How do you intend to overcome them?

These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before people can give much in the way of meaningful advice. It's all very well doing a postgraduate degree but they tend to be quite specialised and you don't want to end up doing something that is similar to what you've done before or outside of the field you want to work in unless it's for the love of the subject.
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Apply for higher paying grad schemes?
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Thanks for your advice, I am the type of person to rationalise, so will look at defining some goals for the next few years and I think this will help.

I will go for the MBA - Distance Learning - and following this I am hopeful of a rapid career/salary boost. I think part of the reason is about job satisfaction and the feeling that I could and should be progressing more - but the jobs market is competitive and I feel the MBA is the best option for the time being.

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you havent said what your doing
why would an MBA give you more progression?
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Worth asking your manager about the college funding further training. Make sure you couch it in terms of what they'll get out of the investment though!
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