Interviewing for a Low-Paying Job

Low-Paying Job Offer

In a tough economy, there are limited options for job seekers. After you’ve been out of a job for a while, your savings are almost gone and bills are piling up. It seems like the best option you have is to interview for a low-paying job. So, what do you do?


Here are options you can take:

Decline the offer

There are several things that can happen if you turn down a low-paying job offer. In the best-case scenario, they really like you and want to have you on board, so they make a higher offer. Alternatively, they might move on and continue interviewing people to find someone who is willing to accept the offer. Declining the initial offer is a good option if you are willing to risk rejection and have other options available to you.

Go through the process

Any interview is a good thing; it can help you gain valuable interview experience that you can use when applying for a job that you really want. Besides, if you do well in the interview, you may even be able to get them to re-evaluate the offer.

Take the offer

This is an option that isn’t something you should do unless you are in a bind. You can use the job to stay afloat and keep you stable, at least until you can find a better-paying job.

Working for a low-paying job is a tough decision. You definitely need to evaluate your current situation. Accepting a low-paying job offer may help you, but it also can hurt you when trying to find better-paying jobs. It will be hard to convince other employers to give you a better offer than what you have.

Read 5750 times Last modified on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 02:33
Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.