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Besides compensation, what do you value the most in the workplace?

7 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

Financial compensation aside, the interviewer would like to know what is most important to you when looking for a new job. Your answer will show the interviewer some direction when they are ready to make you an offer of employment. You can talk about the health benefits, work-life balance, workplace culture, growth, or even continued education opportunities. The sky is the limit!

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"What I value most in the workplace are growth opportunities. I am missing this in my current role and very much look forward to working with a company who will provide me with bigger moves as I prove myself."

Admin
Answer example

"I put a fair amount of value on great health benefits. I am a single parent and having support for unexpected medical expenses would be an incredible addition to my compensation package."

Manager
Answer example

"I am most interested in working for a company that has a great workplace culture, with a small amount of turnover. As a manager, I like to get to know my team, nurture them, and keep them going for the long term."

Marketing
Answer example

"For me, the room for creativity and a flexible workspace is significant. This flex could include a great office where it's easy to collaborate, or the ability to work from home when needed."

Retail
Answer example

"I am a student so the ability to have a schedule that works around my school schedule would be the most important factor for me at this time."

Sales
Answer example

"To me, the ability to travel for work and see my clients is a significant factor. The thing is that when I have this flexibility, I am better set up to exceed my goals."

Teacher
Answer example

"Financial compensation is important to me, but it isn't everything. I am truly looking for a long-term home with a healthy working environment."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 07/29/2018
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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