This is my site Written by Cheryl on February 21, 2012 – 9:43 pm

It is important for you to consider the benefits a company offers when you are interviewing and eventually receive a job offer.  Many companies have either eliminated benefits or are not paying for them.   In some cases, employers pay for the employee, but not their spouse or family.    The cost of benefits must be considered in your job search process.   Once you have interviewed, ask for a copy of their benefit package.  The other option that is popular is acafeteria plan or flexible spending account.  The employers provide a flat amount for each employee and then the employee can choose which benefits they prefer.  If you are paying for a portion of your own benefits, it is also important to inquire whether they are pre-tax or post-tax.  It is to your great advantage if benefits are paid pre-tax.  An offer is not just a salary and start date, it is the entire compensation package including benefits.

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