WW, a reader, asks for tips on interviewing for a job…
I recently learned about your amazing success through the Mike Dillard Self Made Man podcast (Episode 2). Coming across this episode this week was very serendipitous for me because I have the exact big opportunity that you talked about in this episode.
You said, “The way to become rich as an employee is to go to work for an entrepreneurial company that’s growing.”
A digital agency that I’ve been doing contract work for over the past three years has asked me to come on board as a team member to help grow the company and help especially with client retention.
Early talks have revealed that I would be getting a salary (~80k) plus many benefits that are important to me.
I would be employee #5, but I don’t want to just be an employee because I don’t want a hard limit on my potential income.
I have already proved to be a “valuable” employee as a contractor, and as an employee, I would on the “right side of the ledger” because I am currently involved in digital strategy for clients but will soon be involved in client retention efforts.
My question to you: What is the most important question that I should ask in my negotiation for joining this small but growing company?