By Monica on Strive
Money has always been very important to Margaret. She immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was a child. While there was always enough money for food and necessities, the family struggled significantly during the economic crash of the 80’s. She remembers vividly the stress of losing the family home and having to rebuild from scratch.
Given her family’s financial situation, Margaret always had a part-time job, paid her way through university, and considered money a significant factor in her decision-making. Enjoying travel, she taught English abroad for a number of years but found it difficult to get ahead and returned to Canada to restart her career.
Margaret decided to go back to school to pursue her Masters of Library and Information Science. Through this process, she continuously looked at industries and organizations where her skills would be most valued and where she could grow. Since completing her Masters in 2004, Margaret has worked in three different industries, in 4 different organizations. She has tripled her salary from her starting point of just under $50,000 annually. She accomplished this through a skillful maneuvering of her career towards general management roles and fierce negotiation skills…Read More