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What's most important for your career? Job title or Compensation?

  1. marek504 profile image67
    marek504posted 5 years ago

    What's most important for your career?  Job title or Compensation?

    If you had a supervisor title making a modest amount of money, and was comfortable in your ability to perform your duties well, would it be worth it for you to move to another department, or company if it meant a step down in title, but an increase in pay?  Leave somewhere you're familiar with and where you have built up a brand, in order to learn new things/experiences for more money?

  2. darrenworks profile image79
    darrenworksposted 5 years ago

    A job title will never bring you anything from the ones you love.  What will your job title bring your loved ones?  Titles are for books!  As for money, well , ain't nothing in this world for free, so you gotta have some.  Don't walk away from solid job security and benefits if you like what your doing!  If your happy stay where you are. The grass is seldom greener just because it's the color of money.  Make sure you climb over that fence and mow the lawn.  Be sure your honest with yourself and really understand the risks of change, and follow your heart.  Fear, created by the brain keeps too many people from following their hearts.  You will always find more joy when you follow your heart.  Do not fear change if your heart truly longs for it!

  3. kittyjj profile image70
    kittyjjposted 5 years ago

    Well said, darrenworks!  We sometimes need to be practical.  For me, I don't mind the job title much as long as I enjoy the work and happy with the income.  I will grab the opportunity to learn new things if they're within my interest and with more pay.

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Compensation is certainly more important than titles. However, titles have a certain value, especially if you are forced to change jobs. In my last job, I started as Public Relations Coordinator and that was changed years later to Director of Public Affairs.

    Another association, which represented the chemical industry and another oil and gas association in another state, gave my position the title of Vice President.

    Which looks more impressive on the resume. Also, if you stay on the same job for any length of time with the same title, even though your duties might have changed or increased, future employers will possibly view you as a person who is content to stay in one safe and secure position and not venture out into new areas. If they bother to read the resume, they will see how the scope of the job has expanded. However, too many stop at the title. Therefore, compensation pays the bills and lets you support your family, so that has to come first, but having a title that accurately matches your responsibilities, and duties can have benefits in the future.

    1. marek504 profile image67
      marek504posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Larry.  Your response was to the point and very helpful.  I hope others find meaning in your comment as well.