Job Satisfaction or Salary: The Age Old Debate…Or Is It?

When choosing your career path, it is often said that one must choose between job satisfaction and salary, as it is impossible to achieve both. In times of economic uncertainty, many people are choosing careers based on salary alone, however, Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, now warns that this decision can have adverse effects.
According to Pink, selecting a career based on a list of the highest salaries is a recipe for disaster. If you embark on a career that you do not enjoy, or are not suited to, solely for the perceived financial reward, it can prevent reach your earning potential, as dissatisfied employees rarely flourish and achieve promotion.
Therefore, it has never been more important to identify your core strengths, understand what you can offer, and how to promote your talents to ensure that you can reach your maximum earning potential.

Self-awareness is the foundation for achieving higher levels of performance and it is a skill that can be taught to all.
On October 31st 2013, Ian Cameron, Managing Director of the McQuaig Institute, and Louise Kursmark, Director of BlueSteps Executive Career Service, will be hosting a one hour executive seminar focusing on how you, too, can learn these key skills and ensure that you reach your long-term career management goals.
This executive seminar will cover:

  • How to utilize your 'unique selling point' to advance your career
  • How to identify and exploit your core strengths to ensure you make the right career move
  • How to align your personal temperament with the demands of your current job to get noticed
  • How to showcase your past accomplishments effectively

This is webinar is complementary to all, and takes place Thursday, October 31 at 12 noon until 1pm ET. For more information about the seminar, click here.

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About the author

This article was written by Lisa Marsh, Marketing Manager at the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

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Since 1959, the AESC has set the standard for quality and ethics in executive search and leadership consulting worldwide. Because AESC members must commit and adhere to the AESC's industry and government recognized Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, clients can be assured that AESC members are able to serve as trusted advisors for their most important engagements. As the voice for executive search and leadership consulting worldwide, today the AESC is comprised of more than 350 member firms, representing 8,000 executive search professionals in 75 countries. To learn more about the AESC and its membership, visit www.aesc.org.

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