Logic Of The Day: 08.03.2019.
Like any market, the labor market only functions well if it’s competitive. This is the only way to ensure fair and equitable pricing.
Imagine you were a farmer selling watermelons. Would you just sell your watermelons to the first buyer who agreed to purchase them?
Or would you survey the marketplace of buyers, see the best price (and business partner) you could get, and then make an informed decision on which buyer to sell to?
And yet, when people talk about the labor market, they think “oh, a company wants to give me a job! What a relief!” As though having a job were in itself some special privilege for which a company is the gatekeeper.
Dispel yourself of this mindset.
A job is just a deal. It is a deal between you and a company to exchange labor for money (and other things you value).
This might sound like an abstract point, but you should absolutely approach negotiation from this perspective.
~ Haseeb Qureshi (10 Rules For Negotiating A Job Offer)
"The Career Growth Team"