5 Ways to Figure Out What You're Worth

Doing Your Research & Being Prepared Are Crucial During a Job Interview

2. Factor in Location

When looking for work, your location can help (or hurt) you.

If you live too far from an in-office position, you might be at a disadvantage to someone who lives nearby. And if you live in a rural area -- as opposed to a more urban city -- the salary offered might reflect that. That's why it's important to factor in the cost of living and compare that to the salary you're being offered when weighing your options and figuring out how much money you should be seeking.

Of course, if you telecommute, you have the added advantage of being able to work anywhere which allows more flexibility.