However, while employers hire you based on what you can do for them and their company, candidates should follow suit and think about what employers can do for them.
Employee benefits have suffered at the hands of tax hikes and company cuts, for example between 2006 and 2011 company car usage fell by a considerable 18%, according to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young.
Mike Crellin, principal tax manager at UHY Hacker Young, said: “The Government has heaped more taxes onto workplace perks over the past few years.
“Many companies are finding it tough to continue to offer what have been seen as traditional employee benefits.”
While traditional perks such as private medical and dental insurance are falling by the wayside, a wave of alternative benefits have taken their place, which do not attract tax or national insurance costs.
These increasingly popular benefits include discount offers, cycle-to-work schemes, salary sacrifice schemes and childcare options.
However, on the off chance that employee perks pique your interest we have compiled some research detailing the companies which offer the coolest benefits:
Those looking for graduate jobs in IT
or technology, listen up – Yahoo has an on-site dentist, dry cleaner, salon and car wash, and a health spa where you can go for massages if you’re feeling stressed.
Gym membership and a company car (role-dependent) are just two perks which are up for grabs at Microsoft. The company also offers Wellbeing Centres and Life Coaches, chill-out zones where you can play Xbox and a number of sport and social clubs.
GlaxoSmithKline offers its employees a whopping 26 days of paid holiday a year, a car allowance (if eligible) and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help workers deal with the pressure of work and family life.
Are employee benefits important to you when it comes to job hunting? Would you sacrifice the above job perks for your dream career?