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

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

      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!

      Rachelle's Answer

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Admin interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Manager interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Marketing interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Retail interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Sales interview

      "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."

      Rachelle's Answer
       for a Teacher interview

      "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."

      Anonymous Answer

      "Appreciation and recognition from the Store Manager or DM. To feel respected by the team."

      Lauren's Answer

      See my suggestion below – I want to build an image and persona the interviewer will be impressed by, and would want to push through the interview process. Envision a candidate that has a similar skillet as you; try to stand out and personalize your responses as much as possible.

      "I place great value on interpersonal relationships and a positive work environment at work. I like being recognized for my hard work and dedication, and offer positive feedback to others when I notice great work being done. I value mutual respect and validation. I want to contribute to a positive and hard-working culture and climate."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Workplace culture and balance."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! Dive in a bit deeper and discuss what balance looks like for you, and the type of culture that you look forward to joining.

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