Baby Names That Boost Your Salary
The on-line job matching site The Ladders found out that the shorter the name, the higher the salary. This came out as a result of analysing 6 million profiles registered on their career website to help them conclude which names are able to boost your salary and give better possibilities for someone to climb the career ladder.
The finding were revealing. Read on to find out how you can add 1 million dollars into your bank account by implementing one simple name trick.
Bob, Lawrence, Bill, Marc and Martin were the top 5 male baby names that reached Executive level in the US.
Christine, Denise, Cindy, Shannon and Sarah topped the chart of the female baby names that got board positions or even reached CEO status.
Moving on to the top 5 of the highest-earner names Tom, Rob, Dale, Doug and Wayne received a lavish salary. Do you spot a trend here? Tom, Rob and Bob are short names. The shorter the name, the higher the salary! Believe it or not, evidence shows that names longer than 5 characters miss around $3,600 in salary annually. Yep, you read it, per letter! Already started thinking short names? Now, if you factor that the usual person works around 40 years before he or she retires, that’s almost $150,000 in total per letter. Go on and do the math poor Maximilian! At least you can find a diminutive form and use Max instead, boosting your salary by more than $1,000,000!
The research confirms this trick to be absolutely true. Findings show that Steve earns more money than Stephen, Chris usualy has a better paid job than Christopher and so on.
Unfortunately, if you are a woman, even if you implement this simple technique, it won’t help you match the salary of your male colleagues. The salary gap reaches 22% in all data tables, a shameful finding that we wish one day will change as fair and equal compensation must finally take place in the work place.
So, no matter what you might think, it seems that the first name does make a difference in you pay grade and it’s now based on hard data!