I'm a fresh grad who has done 2 internships so far. One of the companies I interned at is offering me $2,500 gross pay. I feel that it is too low, am I being too picky? (It's for a marketing role)? - Seedly
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Asked on 16 Sep 2018

I'm a fresh grad who has done 2 internships so far. One of the companies I interned at is offering me $2,500 gross pay. I feel that it is too low, am I being too picky? (It's for a marketing role)?

SO far I have not have any offers yet, but have gone for a couple of other interviews

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HC Tang
HC Tang, Financial Enthusiast, Budgeting at The Society
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

2.5k may not seems much. But the factor you should look at is that if there's good learning , good mentor, good skills / experience to pick up ( check out and network to talk to other more mature marketing personnel ), if it does provides these good grooming factor, while you still in the middle of looking, then it is wise to take up this to learn first. If something better comes along not only monetary but also good training , mentorship , still not too late to switch over. Doing something is better than doing nothing 😁. Moving , learning and opportunity will come along ! 😄 Cheers 👍

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Gabriel
Gabriel
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

That's not too bad for a start. You can take up the offer first to gain more exposure and work experience, then make a switch in the near future

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Jason Sin
Jason Sin
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

$2500 is not too bad lah. I had been offered $1500 before and they even said : Take it or leave it in my face. There are a lot of foreign talent willing to take the job.

If it is $1500, say no to exploitation but if it is $2500, not bad lah.

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Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham, Tag Team Member at Kenichi Tag Team
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

I think alot of us has started at that level or lower.

Depends how desperate you are. If you have been searching for 6 months, I think better to take first.​​​

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Wilson Nid A Break
Wilson Nid A Break
Level 9. God of Wisdom
Answered on 03 Dec 2019

If the notice to tender resignation is less than 3 months, i say take it first. Then search for a better job in the meantime, 骑驴找马

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Yong Kah Hwee
Yong Kah Hwee
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Sep 2018

You need to evaluate if you can learn much from there. If there is no room for personal growth and advancement, then maybe you can look elsewhere :)

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Jonathan Chia Guangrong
Jonathan Chia Guangrong, Fund Manager at JCG Fund
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 17 Sep 2018

It's a good thing that the company you interned with likes you enough to want to hire you. I'd suggest taking up the offer. Get some corporate experience, work on a portfolio of achievements, then move on to something greater. All the best

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Nicholas Chan
Nicholas Chan
Level 6. Master
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

You need to consider the entire package as a whole, what are the other benefits like, learning opportunities, company brand name, etc, before deciding whether it is a reasonable offer. Don just look a base salary.

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Jay Liu
Jay Liu, Diploma in Accountancy at KHEA
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

When just starting out in a career, starting pay does not matter much but rather it's the experience that is much more valuable.

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Mimi J
Mimi J
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 16 Sep 2018

Dont be too picky. I’m a fresh grad also and I got an offer of 2K only and I am up for it. I am happy to learn along the way. Go and grab this golden chance as we are still young to learn and gain more new experiences along the way.

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