Dear CC: My job search has yielded two offers-one with a
great title that, on the face of it, puts me in a different league, and another
with "associate" attached that pays 20 percent more. Responsibilities
are similar. Which do I take?
CC's people have an old saying: Nem di gelt. Take the
money. The responsibilities are the key here, because on your next résumé and
interview, you'll be stressing the duties you're performing, not the title.
Most bosses know titles are "fluid"-aka BS-and what you do and what
you're paid will demonstrate your higher level.