Many people refrain from openly discussing money matters. As such, the question of salary is often considered taboo. However, salary is one of the factors to which workers attach the most importance when searching for a new job. Though people may say that the size of the salary is not important, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be willing to accept a decrease, even in exchange for better conditions. In fact, people rarely accept a monetary decrease voluntarily when changing jobs.
Over the years, a person's lifestyle tends to evolve at the same pace as their income. At the start of a career, salaries are usually smaller, leading to a certain restraint with regard to housing, transportation, food, and clothing, not to mention secondary expenses related to comfort and entertainment, which are often limited to the strict minimum. Over the years, the financial situation gradually improves, leading people to adopt a more lavish lifestyle: a larger house, a new car, dining out, trips, etc. Other people may choose to use their additional income to save for a particular project or for their retirement.
In short, no matter how a person chooses to spend their money, their lifestyle in usually in sync with their financial situation. This also means that a sudden decreasing salary would force a person to make difficult choices in cutting back on certain expenses. The goal is to minimize the loss of comfort linked to a loss of income, even if it's not always an easy task. Unfortunately, every year many people find themselves in precisely this situation following a sudden job loss. For different reasons, it can sometimes be difficult to find similar salaries and benefits as those held before. The consequences in these cases are disastrous both for the employee and their loved ones.
Luckily, not all workers experience such hard times. In fact, most people are fortunate enough to be able to assess the financial toll a new job will have prior to accepting a change. In that way, the salary of the most recent job is usually the minimum threshold a person is willing to accept when changing roles. In most cases, given all the risks and uncertainties associated with changing jobs, job seekers simply request an increase in salary to convince them to change. That, however, decreases the number of opportunities they’ll find
The problem: how to find out whether a job posted in an offer actually meets your salary expectations? Frequently, companies refuse to publish salary conditions when posting. They prefer to meet the right candidates first, and then verify whether their expectations are in line with what can be offered. Unfortunately, such practices represent a loss of time for job seekers, who hesitate before applying for a job out of fear it is too far from their financial demands.
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