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Report: When Choosing A Job, Most Pinays Consider Salary As The Top Priority

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For working Pinays, especially those between the ages of 24 to 54, salary is the most important factor when choosing a job. This is according to "Laws of Attraction," a recent collection of career insights from

The report highlights salary and compesation as the top factors that Pinay employees look for in an offer, followed by career and development opportunities, and work-life balance.

Pinays are also more likely to shift into jobs that give a 50 to 59 percent increase in salary, while on the other end of the spectrum, both males and females from Generation Z (18 to 23 years old) prioritize career and development opportunities over salary.

"A good salary and compensation package attracts female candidates to a job role, however women also place high value on work-life balance," says the report. "For Generation Z, money is not as important compared to Generation Y and X. Younger talent are more keen on furthering their skills and broadening their horizons."


Whether or not sweldo is your prority, shifting jobs is one of the best ways to increase your pay, so if you think that it's already time for you to move on from your current company, here are a few things you can do to get the best offer:

Check how much people in the same job position are earning in other places.

Knowing the industry standard when it comes to salary can help you haggle for a better amount, as you have data to back yourself up with.

As much as possible, make sure that your current company has managed to promote you.

A promotion on your resume is a pretty good sign for a potential employer that you (a) can stay in a company long enough to get promoted, and (b) you've done a great job to warrant a promotion. Plus, since you probably have a managerial title, your chances of negotiating for a better salary are higher.

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Know that you can negotiate for more than just money.

In case the company you're interested in can only offer you a rate that's a bit lower than what you expected, make sure to negotiate for other perks, like not having monitored attendance, enjoying work from home schemes, getting clothing allowances, having options for car plans, and the like. Don't be afraid to ask, because who knows? They might just give it, especially if it won't cost them much to do so.

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