There are a number of situations where people might be asked to work for free, including: Internships Volunteer Work Test Work Before a Job Sometimes it makes sense to take unpaid work so that what results is volunteer experience for your resume. Other times, when people ask you to work for free, they’re just trying to take advantage of you. So how can you tell the difference? Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to work for free, and when you should say “No” to unpaid work. … [Read more...] about When Is it Worth it to Work for Free?
Take a Job for Less Money
In a time when status and money get all the glamour, does it ever make sense to take a job for less money? Most people’s goals are to continually make more money throughout their careers, not less. Why would you do accept a lower salary, people may ask. But sometimes, it truly is the best answer to a career move and it makes all the sense in the world. Here are some scenarios when taking a job for less money is the right thing to do. When Happiness is a Priority Sometimes a person has a high paying job that they really just hate. It causes undue stress, they work with people they dislike and find no internal satisfaction. Then along comes a new opportunity, and though the money is less, the happiness is greater. If your wallet can handle the pay cut, even if you have to cut back on certain aspects of your lifestyle, you may want to take it. If your happiness is a higher priority than your financial status, the pay cut can be tolerated. And you never know what it may lead to. … [Read more...] about Should I Take a Job for Less Money?