So, what was the big deal? And most of the readers must have started thinking that. Every one 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 new company is more important than salary. Also I knew that salary will fall in place and I will make up for my losses, which I will incur in due course of time (by earning less salary, may be for few years of my career).
I worked for the Dainik Bhaskar for 4 years and was not able to touch my previous job, salary level. But my learning on job were of grater value. I was well establish in the newspaper industry and there were takers for me.
Next job offer, which came to me from Amar Ujala, was of 4 times 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 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 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 have not 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 career as sun of life, as everything revolves around it.
Almost every time when I interview a candidate for a job, I always try assessing that how important 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 career or not.
Other important 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 better career or to get maximum from our career.
Sanjeev Singhai: 15/01/2011.