You’ve been busy on the job trail for months on end until… Finally. You received the phone call you’ve been waiting for, the job interview is yours for the taking. Now it’s time to kick your interview prep work into high gear, to refine the list of questions that may or may not be asked of you. Knowing how to answer such questions will make a huge impact on whether or not you will be highly considered for the job.


However, although there will be a number of questions from your hiring manager that you should be prepared to answer, you should also be prepared with a list of questions of your own. What knowledge do you have of this company? Exactly how much will you get paid? Do you really understand the logistics behind the position you are being considered for? You will want to know the answers to such questions.


Additionally, you will want to consider all of the benefits that may or may not be awaiting you if you are to land this job. Although the presence of absence of such benefits do not always create a “deal or no deal” scenario, there are definitely some aspects of work benefits that are of vital importance. For instance, 26% of US workers feel that company culture is a vital aspect for job satisfaction. While 59% think that opportunity for personal growth or advancement is an important job aspect.


If you find yourself in the category of job seekers that need to know what lies within this job outside of the salary, then you’ll be pleased to learn more, from the staff at The Muse, about these six factors to consider “beyond the paycheck”:


Location – If you’re changing jobs regionally, how will your commute change? If you’re switching jobs to a whole different area, what’s the cost of living?


Opportunity to Grow – You want a job that will make the best use of your talents and develop your career.


Company Culture – Consider what company culture will best suit your personality.


Vacation and Flexible Working – Your new job should have a healthy work/life balance, allowing you to enjoy your time off and juggle responsibilities.


Wellness Program – A good employer will invest in your wellbeing through subsidized gym memberships or employer-sponsored health programs.


Voluntary Benefits – Life insurance, disability, vision, childcare, eldercare, and a 401(k) are all essential for the modern worker.


For further details or sample questions to ask your potential employer, follow the link below.