08 November 2016 | Career Advice | Guest Author
You've probably heard the advice, "Follow the money!" As a recent grad, it's tempting to look for the job that pays the most—after all, you've got college debt to repay and the costs of starting your own household.
There are a couple of problems with this. One is that money doesn't guarantee happiness. A high-paying job could require tasks that make you dread going to the office. The other is that chasing after money may not be a good presentation of yourself as a worker, because you could earn a reputation as disloyal or selfish.
So if it's not all about the fine print on your paycheck, what makes a job worthwhile?
Company Folders has analyzed the corporate world's best benefits, and the results will give you insight into ten workplace incentives that may just be better than a big paycheck. Here's a sneak peek at some of them:
- Health programs help burn off stress (and the 15 pounds you gained in university)
- Flexible hours are a must-have if you're a night owl or hate rush hour commutes
- Free childcare is important for new parents or those thinking about having kids
- Free gifts are especially cool because they're tangible; you can put a gift card in your pocket and spend it that day
- When you consider workplace incentives besides money, you'll soon realize your career can actually help you pursue other passions
Read on to learn about more great benefits and why they matter for you.