Would you accept a lower salary job?
December 18, 2017 1:09pm CST
I had been applying jobs offline for the past month. No luck yet. However, my teen said that I might get an offer for a lower salary job since I had been a housewife for the past 10 years. I need your opinion on this matter. If you applied for a job for a salary of $1800 per month but was offered $1500 per month instead, would you accept it? Why? Thanks.
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it's better to accept .. my point is , you are not getting opportunities as you are not working for ten years . so you should start from somewhere , no matter its less salary but you should grab the opportunity you get first. Then you can look for a change ..
It depends on your qualifications and experience. Sometimes, you may be overqualified for the job but if you are really in need of work, I would say go for it first and just get the experience instead of waiting any longer. It would be better if you have multiple offers to chose from. Do check on the job description and further advancement prospects before committing.
@peachpurple I think it would then have to be dependent on your experience in the job application. Since it is already so difficult, I would suggest securing a job first. You can always move to another job later. The main thing is to enter the labour force and get back to speed in working world. In the meantime, you should be on the hunt for better options. I have known quite a number of unemployed people who are too picky and unreluctant to budge on the salary during negotiations. Secure a job, do your best and see whether other opportunities come by, Meeting new people will open your opportunities.