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Welcome to the launch of a new blog series from Talener: Two for Tuesday!  Every Tuesday we will bring you two tips to help you in your job search or whilw transitioning to a new career or new role.  Our first five weeks will be Things to Keep in Mind When Changing Jobs.

Navigating a job change can be a stressful and hectic time.  In an effort to help ease some of your stress and help you plan your switch more effectively, we here at Talener have put together a list of things to keep in mind/consider when changing jobs.

    1.  Location, location, location! – Is the potential job closer to your house or farther away?  Will you using public transportation, and if so, is it the same you currently use or a line you are unfamiliar with?  Be sure to test the commute at the times you would actually be doing it in order to be sure that it is a good commute for you.  What takes you 15 minutes mid morning, mid afternoon or after 6:00pm may take you an hour longer at peak/rush hours, so it’s worth the time to make sure you wouldn’t be forced to leave the house much earlier or return much later.
    2.  Compensation – Remember that your compensation is made of more than just your salary, it is composed of your salary, benefits (including paid time off), and bonuses (if your company gives bonuses) among other things.  When deciding whether or not to accept a new offer, compare apples to apples in order to get an accurate picture of what you would be moving to.  If you are getting a $5,000 raise, but are moving from a company that covers your medical and dental benefits 100% to one that requires you to pay 20% of your deductibles, then that may not actually be a raise, it may end up costing you money in the end.  Luckily, the reverse is also true – if you are offered the same salary at a company that pays 100% of your benefits, and your current company requires you to pay 20% of the deductibles, that can result in more money in your pocket as long as the insurance plans are similar.  Feel free to ask to see the details on their insurance plans to be sure there would be no loss or reduction in coverage.  Also, remember that unless your bonus is guaranteed (very rare!), you can only factor in bonus money that you have already been paid as most other bonuses are discretionary and there is always a chance they may not be paid at all or may be lower than you anticipated.

  1. Stay tuned next week for Part II of Two for Tuesday: Things to Keep in Mind When Changing Jobs.  If you have any questions about this or any other items dealing with changing jobs or looking for new ones, please make sure to join us this Thursday, November 17th at 5PM on our Facebook page for a live Q&A.

    Please RSVP now to ensure a spot: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2334259834

    And join our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Talener-Group/130014800351250

 

If you have any questions about this or any other items dealing with changing jobs or looking for new ones, please make sure to join us this Thursday, November 17th at 5PM on our Facebook page for a live Q&A.

Please RSVP now to ensure a spot: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2334259834

 And join our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Talener-Group/130014800351250

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