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Should I switch jobs for better opportunities (but less money)?


Hi Jancy,
I am currently in a temp-to-perm job with a medium sized agency to ultimately become a full time Digital Producer. I have been working my tail off and my boss is very happy with me. I would be surprised if I’m not made an offer after the 90 days (which is coming up). I have been offered a more junior position at a better, more well known agency in a bigger city for less money. In your career-minded opinion, should I stay where I am and make more money? Or should I bite the bullet and work for a better known agency in a bigger city for less money (even if it means I have to eat ramen noodles to pay my rent)?

intro Should I switch jobs for better opportunities (but less money)?Rule 1 (or at least 2), never make a move for money. If you can manage with less, go for the better job. Just be sure it really is a better job before you leap, worth the step back on the experience ladder. Ask a lot of questions, don’t walk into a surprise.

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'Jancy' is Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk, Co-Founders of Swim, a unique “creative leadership training lab for advertising creatives and marketers.” Prior to Swim, Jancy was globally renowned as the Co-Chief Creative Officers of Ogilvy & Mather Toronto, a position they held for thirteen of the twenty years they were a creative duo at the agency. Over the years they've racked up Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show pencils and CA credits, and have lead their shop to two Cannes Lions Grand Prix and a Grand Clio. They've judged CA, Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, the Clios and other prestigious award shows. Creativity named them two of the top 50 creative people of 2008. Known for their outspoken, no-bullshit style and a passion for mentoring juniors, they're ready to give you advice if you're ready to take it.

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