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Employees Losing out on Pay and Promotion


Research has shown that employees are failing to grasp the techniques required to get on in today’s job market. The strategies required to be successful at interviews, negotiate brilliant salary packages, and to master the politics of the job are being ignored by employees today.

Research by has found that the changing dynamics of today’s work place is holding back a lot of intelligent people who have not grasped what is required to get on in their careers.

Employers recruit employees not only for their experience and qualifications but for their ability to represent their company internally and to clients. Consequently, they want employees who aren’t afraid to present to large groups. According to Sharon Alexander, writer of book Claim That Job at, this fear of public speaking is holding a lot of people back in their careers and that overcoming this fear is one of the master skills that employees need to conquer to be successful at work.

Countless numbers of people do not understand that they need to play the political game at work to get on. Claim That Job argues that there are a set of simple strategies that employees should follow to avoid not getting the reward and recognition they deserve for their hard work.

With the credit crunch hanging over people’s heads, Sharon Alexander claims that employees need to start taking responsibility for their career, and to start treating their career as a business, “Employees need to brush up on their networking skills to tap into contacts who can lead them to the majority of jobs that aren’t advertised and need to understand the dynamics behind how to negotiate their remuneration and master the rules for on the job survival and success.”

Some of the on the job rules that employees should adopt to work the political game at work include mastering the art of networking with senior managers; ensuring that the delivery of big projects are rewarded with a promotion or pay raise; finding out the secret political system in a company and working it to their advantage; mastering the skill of visibility and having an exit strategy to maintain a mental advantage should any company re-organizations or restructures cross their path.

Claim that Job is an downloadable book offering employees an alternative look at how they can to take control of and manage their career. If you’d like more information about this topic, please visit or contact Sharon Alexander on + 44 (0) 208 133 5072.


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