Aug 21, 2018 - 01:19 AM
It's a common scenario: an employer offers a person a job that pays significantly more than his or her current position but that comes with a lower title. That person then wonders if he or she should accept for the pay or decline because of the "step backward." If you're wondering whether or not you should take a job offer that doubles your salary if you're currently in a high position that pays well, the answer is, it all depends.
Career happiness doesn't just hinge on pay and title. Before you accept any job offer, you need to ask yourself a few key questions:
• What are your career goals?
• What motivated you to apply for a new job in the first place, or did someone headhunt you?
• Are you comfortable at your current rate of pay?
• Are you happy in your current position?
• Are there opportunities for growth in your current company? What about at the new company?
If you're more than happy at your new position, can live more than comfortably on your current salary, and plan on moving up the corporate ladder, then no, you should not accept the offer. However, if you're not happy in your current position, need more money, and don't really care about title, then yes, take the new job. A CBS News interview addresses the question more in depth.