Krish has an offer and is confused.
Kr: I don't know what to do?
Me: What about this job made you pursue this in the first place?
Krish with some hesitation: Pay
Me: Why that hesitation?
Kr: Many say I will spoil my resume. Is it ok to shift jobs frequently for better pay?
Me: Everyone would have their perspective on this; none of them is right or wrong. The only question to ask is, "Does it take you closer to your financial, personal & career goals?"
Me: Yes, it gives you direction.
Me: Tell me your most critical priority for the next two years.
Kr: Improve the living condition of my family. Five of us lived in a one-room house in a village for 27 years. I started working after class 12. I want my family to have a comfortable life, at least.
Me: That makes sense, I m sure you have made them proud.
Kr: I think so. I am hence chasing more pay.
Me: Makes sense. If someone is willing to pay, why not?
However, put a number. It is important to maintain the right balance with other life dimensions.
There is never a one size fits all in career.
Your own aspirations should be the only factor behind your choices.
Listen to everyone, but make your own choices.