Thursday, April 1, 2010

Money isnt' Everything!

Since this recent world recession I have been inundated with clients who want to change direction, have been made redundant and see this as an opportunity to follow their passion, or those who are just being squeezed so tightly in their current positions that they know they have to jump ship sooner or later.

One thing I have noticed with all my clients is that those who didn’t have control over their destiny and unfortunately lost their jobs are actually really eager to get back to work. They are desperate to prove their worth.

There are other clients who are secure “at the moment”, but are looking to move. They are grateful to be employed but are really keen to find new challenges or to use their abilities elsewhere. These clients keep plugging away until something comes along; they have their antennae up ALL the time!

But one common theme I have noticed with all my recent clients is that it’s not just about the money.

Naturally we all work to pay our bills and hopefully have a little left over to play with. However, this recession has made many re-evaluate their requirements in taking a new job, and perhaps number one on the list is job satisfaction. At a time when people can’t be as picky as they might like to be, doing what you love and what you are good at still seems to trump a bigger paycheck. How surprising is that?

This theme along with what breeds loyalty to a company will be in my next posting-stay tuned!!!

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