Decoding The Job Post: The Salary Range Is Your Friend

Posted: 2021-01-25 3:55:24 PM by WorkInCulture editor | with 0 comments

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Every month, we will be sharing with you tips on how to navigate writing or reading a job posting. 
 

Tip 1 for 2021

FOR POSTERS:
By having this mandatory feature, you will receive more applications from candidates that have realistic expectations. Remember folks, transparency is key, especially when encouraging a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Furthermore, if you are frustrated with the ranges, the Additional Info section of the job post is there for you to include the exact fee or other important notes or offerings like details about benefits, which may be more appealing to some than pay. 

FOR JOB SEEKERS:
The salary range is a good indication of whether the position suits your personal financial plans/budget and where you want to be in 1 year, 2 years, or even 5 years. Ask yourself: will this position help you to live at your current standard of living or better? If you apply to a position that lowers your current standard of living - the position will most likely affect your mental health, motivation, and thus your productivity. So if you haven't yet, create a personal financial plan as that will show you how much income you need to be making to at least cover your expenses. 

Job Post Tips
For tips on how to write or read a job post visit:
Tip 1 on salary ranges
Tip 2 on highlighted sections
Tip 3 on job benefits
Tip 4 on career levels
Tip 5 on job types
Tip 6 on location/work place


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