Q : I am happy with my current job. However, recruiters message me from time to time with career opportunities.
Is it rude to tell them I would only look at their offer if there was a significant financial incentive to do so?
A : No, it's not rude. In fact, that level of honesty is crucial in any job search.
If you're actively looking for a new job, one of the big things you need to know is how much you want to be paid. But that's not the only thing you should be honest about.
A survey of 5,000 professionals found that new challenges, culture fit, and the prospect of future unemployment were the three biggest factors driving a change in job. Higher salary came in fourth, with 1 in 5 people listing that as their biggest motivation for leaving.
While a better paying job may sound appealing, you really need to think of job searches in a rounded sense. What does your ideal job look like? Is it a start-up or an established business? Is it a buzzy atmosphere you're after, or a more muted environment where an introvert can thrive?
At Client Server, our consultants are trained to ask those 'nosy' questions. If we know exactly what kind of job you're looking for, we can match up with some of the 300 live roles we have on our site . It will help pin down your motivations and ensure your next move is a good one.
Let's start the conversation - email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin.