While important, salary should not be the only deciding factor in your employment considerations. In terms of quality, higher paying jobs promise no more satisfaction or upward mobility than lower paying positions. At the end of the day, good jobs are ones that may not pay high salaries. When applying for jobs,
you want to keep an open mind and focus on the potential of a new career opportunity, which is not always monetary. In fact, more important than money is room for growth and advancement. Good jobs offer promotion and leadership opportunities within the company, which often come with higher salaries. Even if the pay is better, dead-end jobs leave little room for advancement or pay raises. Additionally, salaries are negotiable
. If you're drawn to one job, but another offers higher pay, you can negotiate the former's salary during your interview. Though success isn't guaranteed, you've started the conversation with your employer, opening the potential to discuss the topic further. When asking for a raise, propose one that's higher than you want, with the expectation that your employer will offer a lower counter-offer.