When you gaze backward at your own career timeline, what do you remember searching for in an entry level employer? What kinds of employers appealed to you most at the mid-career level? Were you looking for companies with big names that would make your parents proud? Were you looking for a stepping stone to the next level? Or were you just looking for a decent salary from a place that offered a short commute and a clean, safe environment?

You may not remember the kinds of small cues that made your eyes light up when you found an appealing job post, but here are some of the twinkling green lights that attract attention from job seekers in the current marketplace. The talent-grabbing power of these subtle bonuses may surprise you.

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