The Overnight 30% - 50% Raise You’re Missing Out On

Do you have one of these roles (or something similar) at a small-to-mid-sized startup or at a Fortune 500 company?

Has your strategy for earning more money basically just been haggling for a few grand every year?

Worse yet, does your company have a hard cap (such as 5%) on how big of a raise you can earn?

Are you pinning your hopes on vague plans for a side hustle that you can never quite get going?

Do you secretly worry that, if things stay the way they are, you may never truly get ahead of the game and earn enough to feel comfortable? 

Heck –– are you “comfortable” now, but fed up with knowing that you should be killing it?

Then allow me to present a powerful possibility:

Jumping to the same (or a similar) role at a Big Tech company…

For an overnight 30% – 50% raise!

I know, I know — you don’t live in Silicon Valley, you don’t know a single soul in tech, you haven’t interviewed in years, you’re still using a 56K modem to get online (okay, hopefully not that last one.)

That may all be true, but just for a moment, set those concerns aside and consider the following.

Big Tech pays significantly more for the same work that many talented professionals are already doing at smaller companies.

Not only that –– the compensation increases that are available to you as a new hire, DWARF what most companies dole out to existing employees.

My salary when I left Salesforce in 2021.

In fact, I would venture to say that you will earn more by switching to Big Tech –– on day one –– than you’ll make in the next 5, 10, or possibly 15 years staying put. 

I know, because over my nearly 30 year career, I took a “free agency” approach of switching companies every few years to maximize my earnings.

That’s why I went from making around $125,000 in 2011 to bringing home well over $500,000 in 2021. 

If you take nothing else from this post, let it be this: NO ONE adds $400,000 to their compensation in 10 years through annual raises at one company.

Nobody. Zero. It doesn’t work that way, and especially not outside of Big Tech.

Look, if you just want to earn a nice respectable salary there’s nothing wrong with staying put. 

(Maybe there are things about your current job that you like above and beyond the financials.)

But if you want to maximize your compensation, it would be well worth your time to seriously consider a jump to Big Tech.

Now, having said that, there are some challenges involved in landing these enviable positions.

If you want to get an insider’s view (from someone who’s actually done it) on how to leverage and network your way into Big Tech employment, I’d love to share more.

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