So, what was the big deal? And most of the readers must have started thinking that. Everyone changes jobs for better, and I was no different opting for one such change.
The BIG step was to join at much lesser (by 40%) salary. I took that bold decision and decided that I will consider money not earned as my investment in my career, and the role which I am getting in a new company is more important than salary. Also, I knew that salary would fall in place, and I will make up for my losses, which I will incur in due course of time (by earning less wage, may be for few years of my career).
I worked for the Dainik Bhaskar for four years and was not able to touch my previous job, salary level. But my learning on the job was of grater value. I was well established in the newspaper industry, and there were takers for me.
The next job offer, which came to me from Amar Ujala, was of 4 times the salary of my last salary at Dainik Bhaskar, and all monetary losses were recovered and well paid eventually. But BIG profit was:
- I learned to work in an owner driven company/ small company.
- I got national exposure.
- I learned to think differently and big.
- I developed the vision of an entrepreneur. And I became a complete business manger.
- Most importantly, I found a new man inside me – a self-confident, risk-taking a man and a man for whom selling anything became fun.
And I am sure, by now you all must be in agreement that I could not have been able to buy all the above things with money or working in my previous job. Like master, card says – few things money can’t buy. 🙂
Today, what I am today, is because of that one investment, which I made long ago in my career. And I am still able to enjoy the fruits of that one decision.
I consider a career as the sun of life, as everything revolves around it.
Almost whenever I interview a candidate for a job, I always try assessing that how vital the new job responsibilities are for the candidate and how he/ she sees the same in his/ her career viz-a-viz monetary gains/ salary. Or is he willing to invest in his job or not.
Other essential investments which we can make could be by reading good literature, spending some money on our selves (self-grooming) to pamper ourselves, which makes us feel good, etc. All this helps us to make a better career or to get maximum from our profession.