In the first three years of the workplace , what is more important than income is ...
 
  A girl who has been working for 3 years asked me a question: "Sister Shui Mae, my classmate in the university, someone has almost doubled my salary. What should I do?"
 
  It seems to be a very common problem. University students are familiar with each other. After graduation, their starting salaries are almost the same. In the end, a person has a high salary. That person even did not perform well in college. ? !!
 
  I told the girl three points.
 
  1
 
  3 years before work is a process of selecting a position
 
  The first three years of work is a process of selecting positions. People like me who have worked for more than ten years will know by looking at their classmates and friends. In fact, few people will still be graduating from college after 10 years. The post.
 
  In my case, studying for an MBA is the biggest turning point. Before my MBA, I was a civil servant from 9 to 5 years. After my MBA, I became a consulting company, an NGO, and then started a business .
 
  Take my university classmate. The manufacturing factory he entered when he graduated from university. He switched to a venture capital company after 3 years and worked for another 3 years. After seeing the project, he went to a startup company as an executive.
 
  Many people already know that the job chosen for college graduation may not be the counterpart to the university major, but in fact, because the world is changing too fast, your first career choice may not be the most correct and best suited to your interests and Specialty.
 
  Three years before graduation, you can find the positions and professions that you are really interested in through actual work. If you can find them, you should do your best to pursue them. After all, you still have a career of more than 30 years.
 
  Of course, there must be costs in the search process. For example, when I entered a consulting company, I had worked for five or six years, but my salary was similar to that of a two-year undergraduate graduate. I also felt a little unhappy at the time, but this was the price I had to pay to switch industries.
 
  2
 
  Wages are not necessarily linear growth
 
  The second point I said to her is that wages do not increase linearly, and sometimes one income will be worth all the losses.
 
  I have a classmate who did not want to stay in Shanghai after graduation and went back to work in a manufacturing factory in her hometown. The salary is lower than the classmates, but it is also very good in the local area. Besides, when she returned to her hometown and was able to stay with her parents, she could bear it.
 
  Unexpectedly, after working for 3 years, her boss borrowed a usury loan because she wanted to expand the scale. A bankruptcy without paying attention to the breaking of the capital chain directly led her to unemployment. She wanted to find another good job in the local area, but did not find it for a long time.
 
  Angrily, started a business with her husband.
 
  She had good English then and was also responsible for foreign trade related business in that factory. So he often ran abroad exhibitions, took the list and returned to the local for processing. After a few rounds, the company stood firm. Now, one year less said that there is also a profit of 20 million.
 
  In retrospect, her salary was lower than us 3 years before graduation, and in the 4th year, she was directly unemployed.
 
  But now, she earns more than most of her classmates.
 
  Three years before graduation, even if the salary difference between students is doubled, it will be about 300,000 in three years. From a long-term career, this 300,000 is nothing. Some companies may get so many year-end awards. (By the way, Amway has stepped down to our company. After all, the best-performing colleagues in 2017 received a year-end award equivalent to 5 times the annual salary.)
 
  3
 
  The salary is given to you by the market
 
  The last thing to say to this girl is that the salary is given to you by the market, not the boss.
 
  Someone may not understand this sentence. Isn't the salary given by the boss?
 
  Actually not, your salary is given by the market.
 
  What does that mean? Suppose your position is a programmer. Good front-end programmers on the market make a monthly salary of 15,000, but now the company only gives you 10,000. It's very simple.
 
  Of course, things are not so simple, because there is a comparison between "high long-term returns" and "high short-term returns.
 
  What does that mean?
 
  For example, a company gives a front-end programmer a salary of 15,000, but the industry in which the company is located is not good, and its development prospects are limited.
 
  Another company only gives 10,000 front-end programmers, but startups may have option incentives , and their salary increases are relatively large.
 
  In this case, a salary of 15,000 is not so attractive.
 
  However, the labor market is the same as the stock market. Although occasionally there is asymmetric information and occasional price fluctuations, it will eventually return to value.
 
  A truly capable person may get a lower salary in the short term, but in the long run, the labor market will definitely give fair value.
 
  After all, apart from monopolizing the industry and civil servants, you can always choose a better job and company.
 
  The monthly salary of my classmates is twice mys. It is indeed a very easy to cause anxiety, but by looking at this matter for a longer period of time, we can make a more correct choice.
 
  Is the salary heavy? Of course it is important, but in the first three years of the workplace, what you are most concerned about is not just the salary itself, but finding your true development direction in the process of continuous practice and trial and error.