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Looking Beyond The Salary In A Job

Beyond Money

While searching for a new job, few of us look beyond the salary when we’re whittling down our options, but in a tough economic climate of minimal pay rises, this can often prove to be short-sighted. After all, a dream salary doesn't always mean it’s a dream job – leading to dissatisfaction and poor motivation further down the line.

According to the new infographic from recruitment experts, Accounting Principals, a smaller pay check shouldn't stop you from taking your dream job – factors like career prospects, company culture and skills development are more important for keeping employees satisfied.

Never be afraid to haggle for non-salary benefits at your interview. Recruiters are looking to hire the right talent to help their company thrive, so they’ll do their best to make the offer on the table as attractive as possible. These benefits usually come at little to no cost to the company and when combined they can go a long way in adding value to a job offer – typically an additional 20-40% on top of your base salary.

Of course, getting the right benefits package means asking the right questions at your interview. It pays to be confident, and Accounting Principals have pooled their expertise to provide a helpful insider guide on which questions to ask recruiters at the interview.

The benefits offered by employers can vary, however. To help save on any needless confusion, the infographic shows the top 6 benefits to look out for. These include location, opportunity to grow, company culture, wellness and health programs, voluntary benefits, flexible working and vacation time.

For more advice on what you should look for in a job beyond the salary, make sure to read the rest of the infographic featured below.


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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A JOB BESIDES SALARY

Money may make the world go round, but when searching for your next job, what else should you consider?

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IN A JOB?

According to The Society for Human Resources Management (2014):

  • 26% of U.S. workers feel that company culture is a vital aspect for job satisfaction.
  • 59% think that opportunity for personal growth or advancement is an important job aspect.
  • 14% feel that job specific training and skills development is necessary for job satisfaction.

6 JOB FACTORS BEYOND THE PAYCHECK

When weighing a job offer, don't be dazzled or dismayed by the salary – other benefits can be just as important.

1. LOCATION

If you're changing jobs regionally, how will your commute change? If you're switching jobs to a whole different area, what's the cost of living?

Ask potential employer

  • Will the company help to pay for a relocation plan?
  • Are internal relocations within the company possible?

2. OPPORTUNITY TO GROW

You want a job that will make the best use of your talents and develop your career.

Ask potential employer

  • What training if offered with the job?
  • Do you help with tuition fees for professional qualifications?

3. COMPANY CULTURE

Consider what company culture will suit your personality - e.g. a small and nimble agency, or a structured multinational corporation.

Ask potential employer

  • How do the different departments interact?
  • What aspects of your company culture make you enjoy working here?

4. VACATION AND FLEXIBLE WORKING

Your new job should have a healthy work/life balance, allowing you to enjoy your time off and juggle responsibilities.

Ask potential employer

  • How much leave is available?
  • Do you offer flextime and telecommuting options?

5. WELLNESS PROGRAM

A good employer will invest in your wellbeing through subsidized gym memberships or employer-sponsored health programs.

Ask potential employer

  • What health insurance options are provided?
  • Do you provide fitness plans?

6. VOLUNTARY BENEFITS

Life insurance, disability provision, childcare, eldercare, and a 401(k) are all essential for the modern worker.

Ask potential employer

  • What free benefits will be included on top of my salary?
  • Are there other ways in which you support your workers?

IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING A CHANGE IN COMPANY, ALWAYS LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP.

YOU MIGHT HAVE TO COMPROMISE ON SALARY, BUT THE BENEFITS WILL MEAN YOU'LL BE A HAPPIER PERSON FOR IT.

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Source: http://www.accountingprincipals.com/jobseekers/career-resources/Pages/whats-important-in-a-job.aspx



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  • While searching for a new job, few of us look beyond the salary when we’re whittling down our options, but in a tough economic climate of minimal pay rises, this can often prove to be short-sighted.
  • After all, a dream salary doesn't always mean it’s a dream job – leading to dissatisfaction and poor motivation further down the line.
  • A smaller pay check shouldn't stop you from taking your dream job – factors like career prospects, company culture and skills development are more important for keeping employees satisfied.
  • Beyond salary, consider include location, opportunity to grow, company culture, wellness and health programs, voluntary benefits, flexible working and vacation time.