When I applied, I did a crash course in a computer programme I hadn't used before, because the advert said knowledge of it would be an advantage. That helped me get the job, so it was money well spent. The pay's no better, but with share options and things on top, it was worth changing. I miss the place where I used to work, though, which was inconvenient but had character. You certainly can't say that about these modern office blocks.
The job was getting more and more demanding. And with the commuting on top of it, I had very little time for other things. My new job is based just as far from my home, but the advantage is the direct rail link, which means I spend half as long travelling to work. I'm doing much the same as before, organising a training programme, though now it's for a company in a different sector.