Your real competition isn't some job hunter off the street. It's the candidate who was
coached by The Headhunter. Use The Headhunter's insider perspective to your advantage;
don't let it sneak up and bite you!
What makes a person accept a job offer? The top reasons are "the nature
of the work" and "the people". (Money comes next.) That's all well and
good, but how do you decide whether the opportunity is good enough?
It's critical when making a job decision to get at the
gut of the opportunity. Regardless of what the money offer is, ask yourself:
Would you take the job if it paid less money than
you're making now?
If you wouldn't take a job for less money, it's a sign
that the opportunity probably isn't good enough. An opportunity is good when it involves
work that will stimulate your growth, and exposure to people who will help you cultivate
your value. That's what positions you for reliable growth on the income curve. (A company
could offer great money just to "buy" you, without ever providing what you need
to continue growing. That leads to career stagnation.)
When an opportunity is really good, more money will
follow. If you can't say that about a job you're considering, you're looking at the wrong
job no matter how good the money is. This is the gut of any job decision.
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