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Earning more money: women can change that in a concrete way!

On average women earn depending on the calculation basis 7-25 percent less than men. What can you do better?

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What does equal pay mean for women?

Salary negotiations have become a very important issue for many people these days. There is a consensus that a better income should be part of our daily life. Women in particular are affected when they have to look after their families in particular.

The development of wage adjustments between men and women has picked up speed considerably in recent years: on the one hand, through the law on the transparency of pay structures, and, on the other, through constant discussions in this area.

However, there are big differences depending on occupation, age and region. In terms of the pay gap, Germany also lags far behind in an EU comparison. But the good news is: women can change something themselves!

The wage gap is also related to the position in the company

While some say that the adjusted wage gap between men and women is only seven percent, studies show that the wage differences are even greater than expected:

The reason for these discrepancies is, for example, that department heads and specialists without personnel responsibility were compared here - and that is exactly where the hook is: women often do not hold responsible management positions. Also missing qualifications or just those Career choice play a role when women earn less.

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Attention Part-time

After all, women are often pushed back into part-time jobs or choose these themselves because they can better reconcile them with the family. Then the part-time trap snaps shut. An OECD study even shows that Germany brings up the rear in Europe on this point.

And the baby break still causes the career and salary kink for many women. So it shows: women don't just get less money because they are women, the reasons are usually deeper - and against some they can also actively do something, like best of HR - Berufebilder.de® author Dr. Cornelia Topf explained in several contributions and books.

What women should do

Therefore, women who want to get ahead financially should further education, Read specialist literature, acquire specialist knowledge in a certain area of ​​responsibility - and talk about it. Because in this way women show that they are willing to perform - and competent employees are indispensable for a company.

In addition, women should also demand more salary. Often they do not dare, because they want yours Manager Do not get angry, do not look greedy in front of your colleagues or are afraid of a termination. Therefore, they usually negotiate badly.

Salary negotiations are going badly - these are the reasons

This often has psychological causes: when salary negotiations take place, quite a few women feel that their employer is under great pressure. Negotiating salaries can be a long, difficult, and time-consuming task. It is important to remember that the purpose of salary negotiation is to get a good offer for yourself.

If you can get a good deal, you will get a good job too. Salary negotiations are not an easy task if you are not completely familiar with the subject. But knowing how to properly approach the subject will make sure you are getting what you want.

Break taboos and don't wait patiently

For many women it is also a taboo to talk about money. But many bosses even appreciate employees who make themselves stronger for more salary. Because they show that they are career-conscious and motivated.

Above all, however, one thing is important: women must not just wait patiently until the boss comes up with the idea of ​​paying them more, but have to hold regular salary reviews, as men take for granted. Because if you don't ask for a salary for a long time, you give the impression that you don't trust yourself or that you will soon cancel will.

Proper preparation for the salary interview is important

Even if it is difficult to know what to discuss and what not to discuss with your future employer. But you can make it easier for yourself if you prepare in advance.

If you want to negotiate your salary with your employer, you need to know, for example, whether it is a fixed or a variable salary system. In a fixed pay system, regardless of your experience, performance or personal characteristics, the pay you receive is the same year after year. With a variable pay system, the pay rates change from year to year depending on how well you are Company goes.

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