Charlotte Byndas

Inspiring Success in Many

The cost of happiness

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How much money does it take to buy happiness?

A great question that people have been trying to answer for years. A recent study in INC Magazine seems to concur with the observations and thoughts of many

Money doesn't buy happiness?

Money doesn't buy happiness?

recruiting professionals.  The concurring thought is that money alone does not guarantee happiness.

The scientists cited in the study found that beyond the income of $75,000 there was little difference in the level of happiness that a person reported when asked to rate their level of happiness on an hourly basis.  [tweetmeme source=”cbyndas” only_single=false]The study is quick to point out that having enough money to cover needs definitely reduces stress and allows for a person to feel comfortable with their life, but beyond that money is not the answer.

As search professionals we see this all the time.  We often hear from professionals that are very well compensated but miserable in their jobs.  They are attracted to a high salary that a company is offering but over time disappointed with the projects, and or the people that they are working with.

So what do Search Entrepreneurs know about the cost of happiness? That as far as happiness in a career goes a professional needs to be engaged in the right projects, partnered with the right people and paid the correct amount to find happiness with their job.

Author: Charlotte Byndas

Charlotte A. Byndas started her career in the search industry in 1993 just as the industry was embracing the technology revolution that would change the very DNA of executive recruiting. In 1994 she lead efforts to automate one of the most successful franchise offices of Management Recruiters International, building their first contact management system and website. Over the next few years she successfully launched and managed several new recruiting companies servicing the IT, manufacturing, healthcare, IT, accounting, insurance, engineering, sales, and non-profit industries. In 2002 she turned her efforts toward helping individuals launch and build independently owned recruiting companies helping to close over $30 million system wide, earning her countless testimonials labeling her “recruiting ninja” and “recruiting “guru”. Launching Search Entrepreneurs Inc, and TheITRecruiters she helped develop the first anti-franchise model in the recruiting industry as well as an innovative "candidate first" approach to IT recruiting.

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