Should I Accept A Job Offer With A Salary Cut?
Ask The Headhunter, February 24th, 2020
February 24, 2020,
Volume 263, Issue 4

In the February 25, 2020 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter a reader asks whether it's possible to recover after accepting a job offer with a salary cut.

"I've been unemployed for six weeks. Was earning around $120K. Have been offered a position at $85K and, quite frankly, I need the money. Even more important, I recognize that my self-esteem is too bound up in my career: I need to work for more than just the money. Am seriously considering accepting this lower offer, because I believe these folks cannot afford to pay more. Will my chances of negotiating another position at a higher salary be irrevocably damaged if I accept a salary cut? Advice, please, and thanks in advance..."

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