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“In this world you're either growing or you're dying, so get in motion and grow.” ― Lou HoltzIt’s fitting, then, that the easiest way to earn a higher salary involves growing. Specifically, changing jobs. At least that’s what the numbers show. According to a recent LinkedIn survey of more than 10,500 job-changers, 74% of people get a higher salary when they change jobs. Sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Just find another job and make more money. But here’s the key… It takes some work to find a new job, right? There’s the effort to make new work friends, change your commute, and figure out the new office… PLUS, you have to be able to actually negotiate that higher salary. So in this article, I’ll give you the BEST places to find a new job… And how to get their attention and land the job - at a higher salary.
Where To Find The Best JobsYou’ve probably noticed the trends already. Like consumers choosing “green” products and supporting socially and environmentally responsible companies… Businesses responding by becoming more and more responsible and sustainable… And more and more employees choosing to work for companies that put an emphasis on making a profit by doing good. If you’re going to find a new job, then you probably want to make sure it’s the best job possible. After all, it’s a significant life change. So if you’re wondering where people are going when they change jobs… well, many of them are going to “For-Benefit” (aka “Purpose-Driven”) companies. They range from organizations like Google, TOMS shoes, and Whole Foods, to lesser known companies like Mindvalley, Zappos and Guayaki. These For-Benefit companies are found all over the world. In fact, a recent study found that:
“... an aggregation of businesses belonging to membership associations generally identified with the sustainable business movement reveals a marketplace of over 30,000 social entrepreneurs with over $40 billion in revenues in the U.S.”And that’s just in the U.S. Interestingly, the big differentiating factor because For-Benefit and traditional companies is their clearly defined core values. They know what they stand for and against, and they’re only hiring people who fit in. They also have built into their organization a unique mission which involves making a positive impact on this world, while making a profit. Combine these factors with their emphasis on engaging and empowering their employees, and that makes working for them a LOT more fun.