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Anonymous

11 Jan 2021

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How do I increase my monthly salary as I'm currently earning less than 3k and recently graduated from my part time university studies with 4 years of experience?

As I'm in the building/facility sector, the monthly salary is not that high. Recently I just graduated and was thinking if I should change my existing job and hoping if I can get a higher pay. Since from what I understand from my other colleagues that they submitted their uni cert to HR but no pay revise was given.

Should I take the risk? As I'm going to get my BTO and marriage soon in coming 1 year

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Billy Ko

Billy Ko

11 Jan 2021

Level 11·Financial Analyst at REPE Firm

Depending on how open your manager is (and how your past performance/attitude has been), I feel you should have a sit-down session with your manager and tell him/her about your concern. Try and seek advice from your manager. If your manager is an understanding individual, he/she will know that we are all trying to make a living and especially after you've spent your time and salary to upskill yourself, you should be deserving of a higher pay. Alternatively, see if your manager has any connections / networks that might be able to offer you the salary you are seeking for.

Do set a meeting with your HR/supervisor and ask about what is the possibility of a higher-level role or pay revision since you have a degree-level qualifaction. But do also be prepared to rationalise why you deserve a promotion or pay-hike (e.g. picked up new skills through course of studies). Sometimes simply having a certifcate might not be enough to justify a pay revision by the company, that's the harsh truth.

If things don't go your way and you believe that you are worth more than what you are getting paid for especially after investing time in completing a university course, start looking for opportunities elsewhere.

All the best!

Facilities sector is hard to jump to anothe sector.

Unless you are wellingly to get 10-20% cut or a...

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