Jobseekers warned to 'look beyond basic pay' to combat unemployment
HR Editorial, December 20, 2011
As unemployment levels remain at their highest for a generation, Office Angels has urged jobseekers to look beyond basic salary offered for a role and consider all of the benefits that come with a job.
This is in response to new data from Office Angels and mysalarychecker.com, which shows sales and telesales roles are in demand across all industries as companies look for successful sales people to help position their business for future growth.
While advertised salaries are at the lower end for general staffing administrative roles, successful sales and telesales advisors can earn considerably more through commission and bonus schemes.
David Clubb, MD of Office Angels said: "Next year is undoubtedly going to be incredibly tough, and jobseekers are going to have to be more flexible when applying for jobs. Candidates shouldn't just look at the salary of any given role but also consider the wider package and where the job may lead in terms of future opportunities. Commission, bonuses and other benefits can boost a mediocre salary and ensure that take-home pay is much higher.
"Our data shows that there are plenty of advertised vacancies available, although the large pool of jobseekers in the UK means that there will be strong competition for roles. Being prepared to accept a lower salary and then work hard to supplement that through performance-related pay can help candidates widen their search. Sales roles can also be crucial to career development, helping people who are new to the workforce to develop transferable skills which can help them in their future careers."
The Office Angels Salary Watch is powered by mysalarychecker.com, which gathers data information from millions of UK job postings, which have been listed on a range of job boards, recruitment agencies, corporate websites and the associated listed companies.