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One of the most important things a company can consider when advertising for an opening is the employee benefits package. Most workers are looking for specific benefits when they apply for jobs and will automatically remove a company from their consideration if it does not offer them. Most employees want things like company-paid health insurance, 401K plans, dental insurance, life insurance and paid time off. In fact, these benefits are so common that they are often expected as standard at most professional jobs. However, it's the more unexpected benefits that help an employer stand out when it comes to hiring.
A job search is a two-way street. Potential employees are screening employers just as much as employers are screening applicants. Each party has to have something beyond the ordinary to bring to the table. Employers look for workers with something special to add to the company. Run of the mill applicants with the right education and experience are fine, but they lack sparkle, Applicants who stand out with something extra and exciting to offer will stand more of a chance of getting hired. The same principle works in reverse when employees are searching for work.