Over the last few months, I have had several friends who have landed new gigs. On the converse side, I also have had several who have lost their job. In a recent article, by SmartBrief, they discussed taking lower compensation in order to achieve landing that job. What are your thoughts on this? Where do you sit?
Personally, when I took this position nearly two years ago, I can tell you that was party to a pay cut. Is it a step back in my career? Not really, but financially, it has been. There are many in the school of thought who think that you should negotiate your pay up front, or you'll be hurting for years to come. I hope I haven't doomed myself!