HH Happenings

Ideas, events and insights for employers and job seekers.

How Important is a Salary to You When Job Hunting?

Bradenton employment agencyPicture this: You just sat down for an interview with a Bradenton employment agency. The interview is going well; you’ve discussed your skills, explained what you can offer to a temp to hire or full time position, and you’ve gone over your past experience in the industry. The agency believes you would be perfect for the position and the interviewer begins to explain the perks you will receive. While the salary isn’t exactly enticing, you can’t help but be thrilled about the benefit package, the company’s reputation, and the tasks you will be expected to do on a daily basis.

So, you just have to ask yourself one question: How important is a salary?

Jobs in Tampa: How Important is a Salary?

Unless you’ve been privileged enough to inherit a million dollars, chances are that a salary is an important concept to you. But just how important is it? Sure, putting food on the table, paying the bills, and having enough money to have fun on the weekend makes the salary you earn a vital factor to your life, but does it control your career choices?

If you said no, you aren’t alone. According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com of over 868,697 serious job seekers around the nation, 45 percent of individuals don’t believe salary to be the most important fact when choosing a new position. In fact, there are three other factors that have more sway and influence over whether individuals apply for a job than salary does. Let’s take a look at them.

  • Industry- According to the research, thirty-three percent of individuals searching for temporary, temp to hire, or full-time positions were more interested in finding a position in a desirable industry than the salary they would earn. How important is this factor for you? Would you rather work in the field of your dreams or earn a higher paycheck?
  • Reputation- 25% of individuals based their decision on where to work by taking a look at the company’s reputation. They wanted to find employment with a company they new they could trust, one that treats their customers and their employees with respect. Is this a vital quality to you? Would you be willing to work for a company that could care less about you in order to make more per hour?
  • Assignments- When you find a job, with the help of a Bradenton employment agency, that pays enough to cover your living expenses, would you rather have a little extra money in your pocket or be excited to go into work each day because of interesting and exciting assignments? According to the survey, 23 percent of individuals would make the second choice.

So, where did the importance of salary and advancement opportunities (raises) come in on the survey? Both came in fifth place at 22 percent.

What do you think? Would you sacrifice the benefits and perks of your jobs in Orlando for a higher paycheck each week? If you don’t know the answer to that question, take some time to think it over. It’s an important decision, and one you should know the answer to before applying for your next position.

Ready to find the job of your dreams? Let HH Staffing Service help. We will connect you to employers who are actively seeking individuals to fill open positions and will help you find the best position that fits your wants and needs.