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Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?

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  1. 1.

    Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?

      The interviewer would like to know how much emphasis you put on pay when considering a new position. In addition to compensation, there are many other factors to a fulfilling career. These other factors may include:

      - work/life balance
      - amount of travel involved in the role
      - overall medical and health benefits
      - additional perks such as car allowance, cell allowance, spending account
      - the industry you will be working in
      - amount of vacation time
      - the type of clients you would be working with
      - the location of the company
      - career growth opportunity
      - the size of your new team
      - the company's reputation
      - overall workplace culture.

      Talk to the interviewer about other factors that are important to you when considering a new job. If you are not sure on details for this role, you can ask!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Salary is important to me because I know that I am skilled and well educated. With that said, I do look at the full picture which includes factors such as benefits and the amount of paid vacation time."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "Several factors are important to me when taking a job. Compensation is a driving component but so is the company mission, culture, benefits, and location. I am looking to have an easier commute than I currently experience."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "For me, as a manager, the most important factor in accepting a new role is the health of the company, and it's employees. I am looking to take on a team that is positive. I like to work with enthusiastic people that I can motivate. With that said, I am also looking for a competitive financial offer."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "At this point in my career, I am looking to join a marketing department that will give me the opportunity to work on more significant projects and with more robust tech and applications. Compensation is a driver, of course, but not the only one."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "I am earning my way through University right now, so the two most important factors to me are flexibility in my schedule, and the opportunity to earn a fair wage. I am available evenings and weekends but come next semester; I will be available during most afternoons."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "I am seeking first a product and company that I am proud to stand behind. Compensation and commissions will increase when I am happy with my job so I would say that culture and company reputation is most important to me."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Tough Managerial interview

      "Salary is important to me because I know that I am skilled and well educated. With that said, I do look at the full picture, which includes factors such as benefits and the amount of paid vacation time. I am currently earning a healthy base salary plus two bonus opportunities based on company profits. I am looking for a compensation plan aligned with the role and provides an opportunity for growth. I look forward to discussing the details of this role in further detail so that we can determine a fair compensation plan."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Barista interview

      "Several factors are important to me when taking a job. Compensation is a driving component but so is the workplace culture, benefits, and location. I am looking to have an easier commute than I currently experience."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Chiropractor interview

      "Salary is important to me because I know that I am skilled and well educated. With that said, I do look at the full picture which includes factors such as benefits, work-life balance, perks, and company culture."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Daycare Worker interview

      "Salary is important to me because I know that I am skilled and well educated in the child care space. With that said, I do look at the full picture which includes factors such as benefits and the amount of paid vacation time."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Bookstore interview

      "Salary is important to me because I know that I am skilled and well educated. With that said, I do look at the full picture which includes factors such as benefits, employee discounts, commission opportunities, and workplace culture."

      Anonymous Answer

      "No, for me getting into a company that will have opportunities for me to grow and provide a better home to work-life balance is just as important. I am currently driving an hour one way to work, which is causing me to be away from my family more then I would like to be."

      Rachelle's Answer

      That is a long commute, and completely understandable that you would be seeking change. Your answer is specific and will be helpful to the hiring authority.

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