“I found a new job on LinkedIn, and this company was a large international cosmetics company with an in-house brand-communications team and, within it, the film and photo team, which I would lead. I was quite unsure of what this new company might be able to offer, so I was conservative and asked for an $80,000 salary, which was accepted. With quarterly bonuses, my salary ended up at $95,000.
“I was overseeing a team of producers, directors, editors, and other production crew. I creatively directed video shoots and campaigns and was responsible for the team’s annual budget, career growth for my team members, and their salaries.”