3. You Will Be Paid Far Less Than You're Worth
If you have a job offer that will pay you less than what you are worth, you should pass it up. This is where knowing your own value to a company comes in handy. If you have years of experience or education, please don't allow yourself to accept a job that will not pay you well. Here is why: You will wind up resenting the job, you will likely experience burnout, and you may find yourself stuck in the job.
There are two caveats to this rule.
First, if you will gain experience that furthers your career goals, you might take the job—or internship—so long as you are moving forward in your career goals. In this case, resume builders, CV builders and publications that are prestigious, though low paying, may be an okay idea.
Second, you must have a plan for how you will use the experience in the current job to gain further work. For example, I've been wanting to expand my services to include some graphic design services. I have a certificate in graphic design, but I have not worked with clients. By volunteering to take on a nonprofit organization's newsletter needs, I added some experience to my resume, have valuable testimonials, helped a worthy cause, and have an addition to my portfolio. The organization's purpose is one I believe in, and I was happy to assist them.