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5 factors to consider when choosing your next job…

Posted: 8th April 2021

You are thinking about changing your job but what are the most important factors to consider before you make the move?

Here are our top 5 factors to consider:

Salary

The most obvious factor- the money! However, there are a few things to consider. If you are moving to a similar role or progressing in the same field, are you looking for a salary increase? Maybe you are changing your career path or lacking some of the experience for the role and would consider a reduction in pay.

Then consider what is your worth? Work out what salary you need and what figure makes the job irresistible. Keep these figures in mind when you are negotiating. Remember that salary is only part of the package when making your final decision.

Location

This is one of the factors that will affect you on a daily basis. Whether you need your own transport, whether you can take public transport, whether there is onsite parking and what your surroundings are like are all important considerations. Furthermore, how long will your commute be? If you are extending your commute it is worth thinking about whether that is sustainable long term and if it will change your work/life balance.

Benefits

Salary is only one part of the remuneration package. What are the additional benefits? Paid time off, holiday accrual and bonus structure are all important parts of the deal. It is also important to consider whether benefits such as private health and corporate discounts are something you would be looking for.

Opportunities

Is there room for growth? Think about if it is important for you to have learning and development opportunities and how important promotion prospects are.

Culture Fit

A very important factor to consider for longevity in a role is the culture fit. Essentially, do your behaviours and values match or complement those of the company. Studies show that when teams are aligned with the values of the company they stay longer, they are happier, engaged and more productive.

Do you know what your culture fit is? If not, consider: the size of the company you like working for, the company culture, the leadership style you work best with, the company communication style you like and what company values complement yours.

Head of Permanent Recruitment Gillian Graham recently ran a poll on Linkedin to find out what her connections thought were the most important factors to consider. Here are the results:

Culture fit came out on top!

That’s why all the Allstaff team take the time to really get to know our candidates and clients. We understand that getting the right fit for both is so important. A good culture fit creates a positive environment for all, happy employees, productive employees and most importantly employees who want to stay.

If you think we could help find your next role or you are considering making your next hire, get in touch. We would love to help.