Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
In a tough economy where offers for jobs and promotions are few and far between, it might be tempting to accept any old bone that’s thrown your way. But think twice before accepting things like a simple change in title with a few perks for jobs that deserve much more.
Remember, you set your own value. If it's a genuinely good offer that will help your career then by all means go for it. But if you're being given boatloads of new responsibilities for a nominal increase in pay or status, your value could diminish if your managers know you can be bought off so easily and without a whimper.
Consider all your options carefully and make the best decision for you.