Be Flexible About Your Salary
When looking for a job, don’t get carried away with charging high or not shifting from your present cost. Knowledge is power, hence, it is highly advisable to do proper research on the right costing. What factors should you consider when placing a value on your craft or skill? What are your competitors charging? Why are they charging at that rate?
Sometimes, lack of information can make you undercharge, overcharge or be rigid in your pricing. However, proper information keeps you in the know of the marketplace and all that it is offering at that particular time because the marketplace is always evolving.
To thrive in the marketplace, as it evolves, so must you, else you will be left behind; struggling to catch up with the competition.
Do extensive research on the intricacies of your craft or skill and how it is conceived in the marketplace. This will open you up to opportunities, help to highlight the positions to take, and the stance to make. Research keeps you informed about what the employers need and what they are willing to offer. Knowing this is very important as employers have different options and will always go for the best skilled person at the lower cost.