Have you ever heard the saying “worth his weight in gold”? I never really thought about it until recently. It means that person is extremely valuable (anyone’s weight in gold is a pretty hefty sum). When you go into work everyday, make sure those who support you, work alongside you, and supervise you see that you are worth what you’re being paid. Actually, if you want to be considered for a raise at some point, be worth the raise you’re going to ask for. Work hard. Work smart. Improve processes. Or, to keep it simple, earn your check every day.
Make professional development a priority.