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So, you’ve graduated from college! Congratulations are in order. Now, you need to put all that education to work for you, right? You may have just the job in mind but the positions don’t usually include any benefits. Is that really all that important? You bet it is!
Ask About the Benefits
In your job search, don’t forget to ask about benefits. Often companies that may pay a little less make up for it in terrific benefits. Do you own a cell phone? Is it a Cricket Android? Use it to access the Internet and search for careers with benefits. Actually, Cricket is a company that gives its employees great benefits; you don’t even have to work full-time.
Types of Benefits
The main benefits that companies usually offer are healthcare, life insurance and some kind of retirement programs. All of these are important in today’s world; especially with healthcare. One of the nation’s main educators on financial management teaches that the earlier you start working on retirement, the less you will have to put away since time works for you. If an employer participates in matching funds, you should take full advantage of it; it’s like getting free money!
Some employers offer benefits such as health club memberships. This is very advantageous to both employer and employee as it tends to cut down on sick time. Offers from employers to help pay for continuing education or higher degrees is quite beneficial too. Helping with adoption fees is another rare but extremely useful benefit to those who need it.
Just remember: benefits are beneficial!