According to the latest research it is well established that a employee require the highest paid job for himself, and the best way to do this is to get acknowledged that you are the best in your field of work and are indispensable. Here are few points that you can follow to achieve the same.
1) Establish yourself as the expert of your field.
As suggested in the above paragraph it is important to be known as among the best in your field and in order to do that it is very important that you gain a higher skill set that is required in the industry. Work towards gaining certification from authorized firms so that you are known to be certified in the specific field, also work to get new type of projects so that you can gain a variety of experience related to projects.
2) Cross-train to expand your skill set
In this ever growing competitive world it is important to be multi talented so that the company might higher you for the same. Keep learning new technologies/working skills to gain new skill set due to which the company will be attracted towards you because of your vast field of knowledge and the fact that you can perform in many kinds of situation which will be an add on asset to the company.
3) Develop your leadership skills
A company would obviously love to have a employee to be added to the team for a long term with multi skills but it will be an immense pleasure for the hiring team if you can display some leadership skills. Not only does that open up the possibility of an promotion but also it opens up the possibility of more economic gain as the company will obviously provide you a higher package if you will performing as the Head/Leader of some project.