Would you take the 'better' job or wait for the 'perfect' job?
December 12, 2013 2:24 AM Subscribe
I think I'm about to be offered a new job. It's the type of work I'd like to do. But it's not my 'perfect' job and it wouldn't mean a payrise. Should I wait?
posted by Encipher to Work & Money (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The new role is for a non-profit, which I've experienced before, and I'm not very keen on entering that world again. Plus, the salary is the same as I earn now. And raising my income is a big priority for me at the moment. I'm tempted to try and negotiate but I'm not sure if that a no-go in the charity world.
I currently work at an unstable startup (you can see a previous question about that here
). Things are better and I've had a payrise since then, but I still feel like the company could go under if we don't get the next round of funding. But we have at least 6 months grace. I have a lot of autonomy here and a more impressive job title than the role I might be offered.
I already have another interview lined up in January for a company that I'd love to work for (although again it's not for much more money). So I'm fairly confident in my job-hunting abilities.
Would you take the more stable job or wait for a better opportunity next year?