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How Does Your Job Compare To Where You Want To Be?

The basic principle in accepting a job offer is that there are none. Everyone has to deal with their urgency and make the best choice according to their set of personal circumstances - what might be the ideal job for you could be a dreadful job for someone else.

You can use the points that follow as a way to determine your priorities and compare the job you’ve been interviewed for against your current position. I also suggest to listen to your gut. Then use your logic to justify what you already feel to be the right decision.

The economic factor: Settling on the minimum salary pay

The minimum wage is the amount of compensation you think is absolutely required to accept the job offer - That is one dollar more than the sum you would get away from. Setting a number makes sure you’re getting paid what you are worth and helps avoid an unexpected negotiation session. Moreover, it’s important you take into account many more economic hidden factors that should determine your choice: such as benefits, relocation expenses, cost of living, and so forth. For instance, if you’ve been offered a job in a different geographic location, you might want to do some investigating about the suburban community where the new company is based and what would it cost you to maintain your current lifestyle in the new area.
However, unless you’re motivated solely by money, the paycheque isn’t the only consideration and some extra dollars might not be worth a change.


Measuring your learning and areas of improvement

As human beings, we love learning and developing new skills - If you are learning, you’ll never need to upgrade your resume. Do you have the opportunity to learn something new in your job? Do you get a chance to develop? If your answer to these questions is no, then you’d better recharge your LinkedIn profile. nYou canu0027t know where youu0027re going unless you know where you are - So, when it comes to look for new career opportunities, the first thing to do is to evaluate your professional background and assess your current skills and expertise. Second step to take from here is to go into a job analysis: don’t settle for a simple understanding of the job description. Ask questions, read more of what you’re going to do, how your work team is made up and what are the objectives of your role. Then compare the two considerations and identify how significant your career potential would be.


Clarifying your work values

Remember! Birds of the same feather flock together. It is important to feel comfortable in the environment that you are going to be working in. How do the employees look like? What’s the dress code? Try to spend some time in the office: What is it hung out on the walls? What do the wall designs and posters say? It’s important to figure out their company culture and if it’s a good fit for you.

Here at finder.com.au people need to go through a core values check list and only the guns who tick all the boxes are in! For instance, if you don’t like helping people save money and make peoples lives better, finder.com.au is not the right place for you to work in. What your core values are instead? You should make your own list and keep it in mind when comparing different job offers.


Benefits, privileges tax free

Last but not least, it shouldn’t be underestimated the fringe benefits you might receive from a new job. These are part of the compensation package and fall into two categories: indirect compensation and non-monetary compensation.

Indirect compensation can consist of freedom to fully customise your work station, free lunch and breakfast options supplied everyday, retirement programs or paid leave.
Non-monetary compensation is referred instead, to any benefit that does not involve tangible value. This includes career and social rewards such as job security, flexible hours and opportunity for growth, praise and recognition, task enjoyment and friendships.

Now you are ready to explore the finder.com.au career section and evaluate what job opening ideally suits you!

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