Getting The Pay You Deserve (FIVE EASY STEPS)


Feeling unappreciated? Not getting paid the salary you deserve? Feeling left behind?

Well, this week’s video is what you need to feel inspired to press play on your pay.

No matter what field you are in, you should be getting the salary that matches your job title, description, and/or skills.

Often times it’s easier to just sit back and settle for whatever is being offered to us, because we are either scared to initiate a conversation or afraid that our job will be lost if you we challenge the person in charge.

In this video, I will be sharing five steps you will need in order to lift your finger off of that pause button. I want you to get the salary you have been working so hard for.

Don’t forget to make sure you are glued to the screen all the way to the end so you don’t miss my favorite segment, CareerSuccess Bonus Tip for UPs.

Getting what you deserve can seem like a difficult task, but with the details I am giving you I hope you will be planning to have your pay conversation right away!



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Hey Jobseekers, Jennifer Tardy here, your career success coach and welcome to the CareerSuccess Channel for UPs. Today’s video will focus on getting the pay that you deserve.

I will share with you the five abilities you will need to master. Pay close attention to each ability discussed and you will be closer to achieving your goal of getting that salary that you know that you deserve!

Make sure you stick around to the end because you don’t want to miss the highlight of this video where I share my favorite segment, #CareerSuccess Bonus Tip for UPs. You don’t want to miss out! Stay tuned!

For too long our salaries have been on PAUSE, and our finger has been on the button. If you are not receiving the salary you deserve, I want to empower you with this video, so that you no longer feel like a victim.

Keep in mind that if you want to work with me directly to learn how to “Press Play on your Pay,” visit to take our newest course in the Career Success University.

Let’s get right into these 5 abilities!

Ability #1: In order to get the pay you deserve, you MUST have The Right Mindset

  • Knowing you are enough
  • Knowing that you deserve to be paid your worth, knowing that you are qualified, etc.

Most people are not paid more because they feel like something is missing within them to ask for more. You feel like you need that one additional area of experience, or that degree, or that (whatever it is) to align before you focus on your pay. It is not the truth. You already have the experience.

As a matter of fact,

**Check out “How Your Experience Affects Your Salary”. This will help along with your research to allow you a better understanding of how all factors play a part in knowing your salary and how it relates to the work you are doing or what you are knowledgeable about.

Ability #2: In order to get the pay you deserve, you must have Market Knowledge

  • You must know where you currently stand with you pay.
  • Do you market salary research.
  • Are you in line with your peers in the market?

Ability #3: In order to get the pay you deserve, you must be willing to have a Courageous Conversation

  • You must be willing to voice your desire to a “decision maker” who can do something about getting your pay to where it should be.

Quick Pause! Have you reached out to someone about getting a higher salary? If so, how did it go? Let’s start a conversation below in the comment section! Leave a Comment Below

Ability #4:  In order to get the pay you deserve, you must be willing to Frame your Messaging correctly

  • You must be able to present your business case.
  • Getting the pay you deserve is a business case. Not an emotional, I think, I feel, I believe conversation.
  • Speak with data not feelings.

Have you checked out a previous video?

**Make sure to check out a previous video, “How Companies Determine Your Salary”. Since getting the pay that you deserve is a business case, you should understand how your salary is determined in the first place.

Ability #5:  In order to get the pay you deserve, you must be willing to Stand Firm

  • What are you willing to do if you do not receive the pay you deserve from this one employer?
  • You have to be willing to do what it takes to get the pay you deserve, even if it means declining an offer or looking for new employment.

As Promised, I wanted to share with you a career success tip!

CareerSuccess Bonus Tip for UPs: Have you heard of equal pay day? If you go to, you will see this data there, but I want to share it with you here. Equal Pay Day is the day when women earn the same amount that white, non-Hispanic men earned in 2018. In other words, we earn a fraction of the dollar that they earn to do the same work. Want to know when equal pay day if for you?

  • Women (in general) – April 2
  • Asian women – March 5
  • White women – April 19
  • Black women – August 22
  • Native American women – September 23
  • Latina – November 20

This is why there are so many laws around pay equity. I’m going to talk more about pay equity in a future video, but the gist of today’s bonus tip is to simply be informed so that you can make better decisions about your salary.

I’m glad that you rode out these few minutes with me and stuck it out to the very end! Hope you got what you came for and more!

You must have the right mindset, know the market, have a courageous conversation, make sure to have a framed message, and always stand firm to your desire for better pay.

At the end of the day, you are worth fighting for!

If you are watching this video, I’m thinking you may be interested in another free gift of ours. It is a free downloadable guide: 21 Pieces of Career Advice for Underrepresented Populations.

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As always, for us to be #underrepresented no more, we must Learn, Engage, Apply, Repeat, Now.

I’m Jennifer Tardy your CareerSuccess coach! I’ll see you in the next video!


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