My client told me her story during our 1:1 career strategy call.
She has 3 years of experience but was paid a fresh graduate’s salary.
Low confidence at work.
She did not believe in herself.
She often felt she didn’t know what she was doing.
She’s an introvert - quiet and hardworking. But invisible.
She asked me what she should do.
I suggested she boost her confidence first, then ask for a raise when she knows exactly how she is adding value.
She started learning my 3-step framework on how to:
~ Get clear in the corporate world
~ Get confident with corporate skills
~ Get visible with personal branding
A few months later, she felt different.
She felt more confident at work.
Her manager noticed.
Her manager shared good feedback on the quality of her work and they started building a positive working relationship.
Then, she asked for a raise.
She got it - 11%
But guess what happened after?
She was headhunted on LinkedIn with a more senior role and received a 50% salary increment.
With this jump, she’s back at market rate.
How she did it?
She took the courage to look within and started improving on the uncomfortable things to build her inner confidence.
~ Overcoming her mindset blocks and feelings of “I’m not good enough”.
~ Understanding how to work in a corporate 9-5 environment
~ Communicating and speaking up as a quiet introvert
~ Building relationships with colleagues even if it felt uncomfortable
~ Networking and learning how to work with other people
~ …and so much more.
Once she knows her value, she no longer feels trapped.
She was open to opportunities.
And she got it.
If you’re jumping from one job to another without boosting your work confidence, you’ll continue to feel not good enough.
Career success happens once you start believing in yourself.
It’s not that job.
So Mei, is this your current situation?