Do you event wonder why some people seem to always get promoted? Consider the term progress. Several studies are finding financial benefits, while appreciated, are not always the top motivator to finding qualified candidates or jobs.
Progress is becoming more and more of a factor for employees seeking a career versus a job and for candidates seeking great employees who are motivated by success, not just money. One study out of Maine recently compared employment progress to simple task progress and I agree.
If you have a to-do list for the day and nothing gets done, how do you feel? Not too accomplished. On the other hand, if you have a to-do list with everything completed at the end of the day, how do you feel? Very accomplished! Progress is a great motivator. When seeking a career, I tell people who come to Building Team Solutions to seek out a position that allows them to feel like much is being accomplished throughout their day and not the highest paying positions. While financial rewards bring forth opportunities for nice things and a pleasant lifestyle, money doesn't buy personal and professional satisfaction.
I recently watched a great video on this very subject and thought I should share it with my blog reading audience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc
To sum up my thoughts.... don't seek a high paying job and expect to be happy or progress within that career. You want to seek a job that pays well but offers you more of a sense for accomplishing tasks and making progress throughout the day.
Britanie Olvera, Building Team Solutions