Pragmatic Solutions to Achieve Pay Equity
It’s time to look for a new job. Maybe it’s because you are bored, don’t like your boss, think the company is in peril, or any other reason. The reason doesn’t matter so much. What matters is you have started to get the word out to friends and relatives and friends of relatives. As luck would have it, a friend knows of a job at her company which would be perfect for you.
Excitedly you give your friend your resume. Not only do you get the interview but you get the job offer! Starting salary is $50,000. This is great, you get a job and your friend will earn a referral bonus if you stick around for six months.
Taking the job as offered:
What do you do? Most likely you will take the job at that salary. In this economy you are ecstatic to get the new job. It’s at a company you love. A friend recommended you so you have the beginnings of a social network. You event have someone to go to lunch with on the first day! Other things that you consider are:
The above considerations probably look familiar but did you think about what the job is worth or what you are worth yet? Most likely the answer is no.
What is the job worth? Some research is needed to figure that out. Some of the items you want to find are:
What are you worth?
Those are a lot of questions to investigate before making a decision. In the next few blog posts I will go into detail on how to find the answers to these questions so you can make an informed decision on the complete employment package offered.
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