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Knowing what you’re worth is valuable knowledge.
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A legendary story about automaker Henry Ford holds that he once had a problem with the generators in his factory. He hired electrical genius Charlie Steinmetz to figure out the problem, which he did, and Ford received a bill for $10,000. Steinmetz broke down the outrageous price: It cost $10 to tinker with the generators, but $9,990 for years of learning how to tinker. Ford paid the bill.
The lesson? Don’t devalue your skills just because the offer sounds “good enough” or “the work isn’t that hard.”
Before you take your next job offer, figure out how to get paid what you’re really worth.