- Is this really what you love to do?
- If you could do something else, would you? Do you like getting up in the morning and going to work?
- Is there anything better than doing what you love to do and getting paid for it?
- Don’t these people know you would do it for free? Do you remember the time you worked and didn’t like what you did – how painful that was.
- You have to really like whom you work with.
- You also have to have respect for the company and the people who run it.
- The mutual respect is what makes the environment nourishing.
3. Are you really good at what you do?
- What feedback have you gotten, from annual reviews, superiors?
- Be honest with yourself about your skills and accomplishments.
- Do you feel you are at the top of what you do or would more educations, discipline be required?
4. Do you have a realistic grasp on your financial requirements and what this job pays?What are others in your field being paid? Are you comparing apples to apples?
- Do your homework. Know what is out there. How can you make a good decision unless you know what is available? Is this a good move for you?
- Don’t make a lateral move financially unless you make up for it in many important ways. Ask about the opportunities for movement within the organization.
5. Is there a real possibility, at some point, that you could make what you are worth?
- If no, start looking for another job. If yes, do you have the patience to build your reputation and resume?
- Nothing happens quickly. Decide if the right components are at this job and then start to slowly build and grow.
- Everything takes time and if you are consistent and passionate about what you do, you will for sure