Career Advice

Always Consider These Benefits When Choosing a Job

Employment Alerts 14 August, 2018

When you’re looking for a new job, salary counts for a lot. But as much as you want to make as much money as you can, there are other things you should never underestimate. Always consider the following benefits when choosing between job offers.

Commute Time

That 45-minute commute might seem inconsequential when you’re staring down a stack of bills. But after a while, all that time commuting will weigh on your well-being. A 45-minute commute is one and a half hours out of your day, five days a week. That equates to nearly an entire extra day’s work. Is that really the lifestyle you want?

Opportunity for Advancement

You’ll feel good getting a cushy job where you can just clock in and clock out everyday, feeling anonymous. But eventually, you’ll get restless, wondering what else is there? When considering a job, ask about opportunities for advancement. You’ll find that it’s usually much easier to move up in a company instead of trying to move up by finding a new job. When you’re ready for a promotion it would be nice to know there’s a career path in your current company.

Social Opportunities

Look at the people you’d be working with. Do they appear to be friendly? Can you envision yourself socializing with them after work? If not, consider passing. Many adults find that it’s easiest to make new friends through work—that is when the social atmosphere is welcoming to new hires.

Investment in Work Attire

If this new job requires you to spend a lot on work attire, it may not be worth it. On the other hand, if you can wear what you already have, or get by with minimal shopping, that’s a huge benefit that should weigh in that job’s favor.

These benefits may seem intangible in the beginning. But over time, you’ll be thankful you took them into consideration when choosing your new job.